Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

Kiplinger's Personal Finance

April 2015

April issue of KPFM

Cover Story

13 Stocks to Cash in on World-Changing Trends

If you want to invest in the future, you're going to need a strong stomach for risk.


Table of Contents


From the Editor

The financial challenges of new relationships later in life, by Janet Bodnar

The Many Problems With Obama's Middle-Class Tax Plan

The president's proposals could mean higher taxes and complex rules.

Why Investors Should Stick With Index Funds

After 40 years of studying the stock market, economist Burton Malkiel still finds that a low-cost indexing strategy beats active management.

Could You Live in These Tiny Apartments With Less than 400 Square Feet?

Micro units are short on space but long on urban atmosphere.

4 Cool Ways to Perk Up Your Travel

These little-known travel amenities will ease your burden, defray your cost, or add productivity or pleasure to your day.

Consumers Get Payback for Sneaky Phone Fees

AT&T and T-Mobile customers get refunds for unauthorized charges.

Money & Ethics

Scale back these discounts for seniors, by Knight Kiplinger

Success Story

The television show Shark Tank provided an infusion of cash to expand this couple’s family business.

Opening Shot

Why I'm still bullish on bonds, by James K. Glassman

Your Mind and Your Money

4 ways to beat your investing biases, by Anne Kates Smith


13 Stocks to Cash in on World-Changing Trends

If you want to invest in the future, you're going to need a strong stomach for risk.

3 Energy Stocks to Buy Now

Our picks will remain profitable even if oil prices stay low.

Going Long

Why European stocks are worth a second look, by Jeremy J. Siegel

Kiplinger 25 Update

A new foreign fund joins our list of our favorite no-load mutual funds.

ETFs You Don't Need

These exchange-traded funds are too risky, often too complicated and, in most instances, just plain dumb.

Practical Investing

How to make your losing investments pay off, by Kathy Kristof

Income Investing

4 smart places to park your cash now, by Jeffrey R. Kosnett

Fund Spotlight

A bond fund for the socially conscious.


Merging Your Lives

When you start a relationship later in life, does it make sense to marry or move in together? Answer: It's complicated.

Best of the Online Banks

Our top picks for checking and savings have low (or no) fees and attractive yields.

Rethinking Retirement

Retire on the road, by Jane Bennett Clark

Smart Moves to Save on Your 2014 Tax Return

Can’t get through to the IRS? Forget the feds. We have answers that could save you a bundle.

Just Say No to Medicare?

It might make sense to delay signing up. We guide you through the Medicare maze.

Get a Free Credit Score From Your Bank

Keeping tabs on your credit is getting easier.


Money-Smart Ways to Get Rid of Your Stuff

Winnowing your possessions can simplify your life and put some money in your pocket.


7 things you must know about funding IRAs.

3 Simple Steps

How to pick a health care proxy.