June 2016

June issue of KPFM

Cover Story

41 Ways to Earn as Much as 11% on Your Money

Our picks range from safe bank accounts that pay 4.6% to risky closed-end funds and partnerships that deliver peak yields.

Table of Contents

AHEAD

From the Editor

Savers feel the pain of low interest rates, by Janet Bodnar

Get Your Mortgage Approved Faster

You can prequalify instantly these days, but sealing the deal isn't automatic.

Deciphering Websites' Privacy Policies

A new tool helps you cut through the gobbledygook and protect your data.

Score Discounted Tickets to Popular Plays or Movies

Online lotteries and apps can help you get deals on last-minute tickets.

When Uber Doesn't Work: New Ways to Get a Ride

Three alternatives to getting around town without using the popular transportation app.

Beware Bogus Apartment Rental Ads

Too-good-to-be-true apartments offered on Craigslist may not actually exist.

Money & Ethics

Is it fair for a website to lock me out if I use an ad blocker?, by Knight Kiplinger

Opening Shot

Small-cap stock funds that could pay off big, by James K. Glassman

Success Story

Tanka power bars give a boost to Native American business.

INVESTING

41 Ways to Earn as Much as 11% on Your Money

Our picks range from safe bank accounts that pay 4.6% to risky closed-end funds and partnerships that deliver peak yields.

Practical Investing

A biotech giant goes on sale, by Kathy Kristof

Great Dividend Stocks for Retirees

We offer a mix of high-yielders and companies with strong dividend-growth prospects.

Going Long

A positive outlook for U.S. interest rates, by Jeremy J. Siegel

How the Fund Raters Rate the Kip 25 No-Load Funds

Most of our mutual fund picks fare very well under the rating systems of Lipper, Morningstar and others.

Income Investing

Why I stand by muni bonds, by Jeffrey R. Kosnett

Fund Spotlight

When stocks falter, this mutual fund shines.

MONEY

Make Money as a Landlord

Bargain properties are harder to come by, but mortgages are still cheap, and rents are rising steadily.

Ask Kim

Get the best exchange rate when traveling overseas, by Kimberly Lankford

Travel Insurance to Protect Your Vacation

A comprehensive travel insurance policy covers all sorts of problems that might derail your trip. But mind the gaps.

Money Manners

Steer clear of these four tourist etiquette traps.

Inside Scoop

Insider tips to save on hotels.

The Perks of Warehouse-Club Credit Cards

Their cards often come with better cash-reward options for club members, as well as deals at the pump and more.

LIVING

Great Deals on Practically Everything, 2016

Use our tips and strategies to save thousands of dollars on everything from stocks and funds to phone plans and kitchen remodels.

Drive Time

Make your car smarter, by David Muhlbaum

Lowdown

7 things you must know about warranties on appliances.

Then and Now

A teacher shifts his portfolio toward dividend stocks as retirement approaches.

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