February 2015

February issue of KPFM

Cover Story

The Power of $1,000

You'll be shocked at what a grand can do. We offer 55 smart ideas.

Table of Contents

AHEAD

From the Editor

Why our 2015 list of best college values is more useful than ever, by Janet Bodnar

Data Breaches: When to Worry

They’re a dime a dozen, but some are more of a threat.

States to Tackle Tax Reform in 2015

Voter backlash over a rash of tax hikes prompts lawmakers to act.

Financial Tips From Rock Icon Gene Simmons

The Kiss frontman riffs on investing, saving and building a brand.

The Buzz

Furniture maker Herman Miller, a promising stock for 2015, is taking advantage of a growing economy.

Find a Fixed-Rate Credit Card

There aren’t many left. But with interest rates headed up, it pays to look.

Money & Ethics

Shouldn't music streaming sites pay higher royalties?, by Knight Kiplinger

Success Story

A former teacher builds her summer camp into a nationwide franchise.

Opening Shot

Time to buy Chinese stocks, by James K. Glassman

Your Mind and Your Money

How money is used as a weapon in relationships, by Anne Kates Smith

INVESTING

6 Consistent Mutual Funds You Can Count on

These classic stock funds regularly beat their benchmarks.

How to Invest After You Retire

Follow our guide, and your nest egg will last a lifetime.

Going Long

Dow 20,000? Why not?, by Jeremy J. Siegel

7 Great Dow Stocks for Dividends

These blue chips are strong enough to keep boosting payouts as far as the eye can see.

ETF Spotlight

An ETF that hedges against currency swings.

Income Investing

Don't part with preferred stocks, by Jeffrey Kosnett

Kiplinger 25 Update

What to expect from the new manager at T. Rowe Price Small-Cap Value.

Practical Investing

5 lessons from my winning investments, by Kathy Kristof

Fund Spotlight

Buffalo Dividend Fund charges to the top.

MONEY

Pay Cash for Your Health Care

Sometimes you can get better service if you don’t use your health insurance -- and you can save money, too.

Rethinking Retirement

Plan for a long life, by Jane Bennett Clark

Ask Kim

Reshop your car insurance, by Kimberly Lankford

Credit Cards With Extended Warranty Programs

These cards provide coverage for purchases if they need to be repaired or replaced.

LIVING

The Power of $1,000

You'll be shocked at what a grand can do. We offer 55 smart ideas.

Drive Time

When leasing makes sense, by Jessica Anderson

Lowdown

6 things you must know about Valentine's Day gifts.

3 Simple Steps

Assess the value of refinancing your home.

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