Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

Kiplinger's Personal Finance

April 2017

April issue of KPFM

Cover Story

70 Time-Tested Tactics to Build Your Wealth

Follow our strategies to achieve financial security, then reap the rewards.


Table of Contents


From the Editor

How personal-finance advice has changed over the last 70 years, by Janet Bodnar

Why the Fiduciary Rule for Retirement Savers Is Here to Stay

Many brokers have already adopted new pricing models.

Best Ways to Snag Bargain Airfares

When you’re shopping for international flights, be flexible and don’t buy too soon.

Creative Ways to Redeem Rewards Points

When it comes to airline and hotel loyalty programs, there's more to rewards than free flights and free nights.

How IBM's Watson Can Help Cut Your Tax Bill

For now, Watson doesn’t appear to be a big moneymaker for IBM. But investors seem impressed with its potential.

How to Repay Student Loans

Income-based repayment plans are a good option for financially troubled borrowers.

Success Story

This company profits by picking up your castoffs and donating or recycling them.

Opening Shot

Investors, stop worrying about a bear market, by James K. Glassman


70 Time-Tested Tactics to Build Your Wealth

Follow our strategies to achieve financial security, then reap the rewards.

Housing Outlook, 2017: Prices Keep Climbing

But as mortgage rates ratchet up, homes will be less affordable, tamping down sales and home-price growth in many cities.

Last-Minute Tax Tips to Lower Your 2016 Tax Bill

You still have time to cut your taxes — and make smart moves to lower next year's as well.

Money Manners

Get up to speed on email etiquette.

How to Make Your Smartphone Battery Last Longer

Avoid having to buy a pricey replacement battery by being mindful about how you charge and store your smartphone.

Ask Kim

Estate planning for snowbirds, by Kimberly Lankford

A Payout for Credit Score Customers

A refund could be coming your way if you paid to get your FICO score.

Then & Now

A fighter pilot's new career takes off.


13 Tech Stocks with Big Promise

We show you how to profit from five innovations that are reshaping the way we live and work.

Practical Investing

A takeover boosts my portfolio, by Kathy Kristof

Investors, Inflation-Proof Your Assets

Keep higher prices from nibbling away at your portfolio.

The Kiplinger 25 Update

Vanguard Health Care is hit hard by politics.

Fund Spotlight

Harding Loevner delivers two winning foreign-stock funds.


Keep Your Memory Sharp

You can prevent memory lapses by staying mentally and physically fit — and by having fun with your friends.

To Your Health

How to choose the right medical specialist, by Nellie S. Huang

Get Advice From a Pharmacist

A few minutes with your pharmacist may spare you some serious health consequences.