Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

Kiplinger's Personal Finance

January 2016

January issue of KPFM

Cover Story

Where to Invest in 2016

In a world of muted economic growth, investors can expect modest gains and more volatility. But the bull market lives on.


Table of Contents


From the Editor

What's in store for investors and savers in 2016, by Janet Bodnar

Get Ahead of Rising Interest Rates

It's time for savers and borrowers to rethink their strategies.

Get a Great Deal on a New Car in 2016

Buyers can expect discounts, low-rate financing and help with the driving.

Travel to Europe for Less

No-frills carriers give U.S. travelers more options for overseas getaways.

Winning Money at Daily Fantasy Sports Is a Long Shot

The advertisements make fantasy games sound easy. But chances are you won't be the next "regular guy" holding a giant check on TV between quarters.

Cover Out-of-Pocket Health Costs With Supplemental Insurance

As deductibles rise, insurers are offering policies to cover out-of-pocket costs.

Money & Ethics

Are drug prices unethically high?, by Knight Kiplinger

Opening Shot

My 10 top stock picks for 2016, by James K. Glassman

Rethinking Retirement

How much you'll pay for health care in retirement, by Jane Bennett Clark

Success Story

The founders of Tailgate Guys provide the game-day sites, tents, tables, coolers and even the BBQ.


Where to Invest in 2016

In a world of muted economic growth, investors can expect modest gains and more volatility. But the bull market lives on.

Income Investing

The best bonds for 2016, by Jeffrey R. Kosnett

The World According to Bogleheads

Their zealous devotion to the principles espoused by John Bogle means a nearly exclusive reliance on index funds and close ties with Vanguard.

Practical Investing

The key to investing success: knowing when to sell your stocks, by Kathy Kristof

The Kiplinger 25 Update

This small-company stock fund finds gems in surprising places.

Fund Spotlight

A mutual fund that cleans up with 22 blue-chip stocks.


Put Your Pension to Work

How you decide to take this endangered asset may be crucial to a secure retirement.

Caring for the Caregiver

When you spend time, money and emotional capital providing care, you don't have to go it alone.

A Costly Squeeze on Social Security Benefits

Dead-of-night congressional negotiations axed two benefit-boosting tactics. But millions can still cash in.

Ask Kim

How to get in on a Volkswagen class-action lawsuit, by Kimberly Lankford

Never Pay an ATM Fee Again

Withdrawing your own cash is more expensive than ever. Find out which banks are charging no additional fees.


Housing Outlook, 2016

Prices in most cities are rising moderately, but tight supply is holding back buyers and sellers.

Drive Time

How to buy tires, by David Muhlbaum

How to Block Telemarketing Calls and Text Messages

These services and apps shut down nuisance calls and texts to your home and mobile phones.


Six things you must know about your used tech.

Then and Now

A young mother saves her way to financial freedom.