Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

Kiplinger's Personal Finance

May 2011

May issue of KPFM

Cover Story

Don't Waste Your Money

32 ways you may be inadvertently throwing cash away.


Table of Contents


From The Editor

How we choose our annual list of favorite no-load mutual funds, by Janet Bodnar

More Hurdles for Home Buyers

Winding down Fannie and Freddie will raise the cost of borrowing.

Interview With Mohamed El-Erian: How the Global Crisis Hits Home

Higher oil prices and Japanese woes could deal a body blow to the economy and the markets.

Money & Ethics

Is it ethical for employers to cut operating costs by hiring independent contractors rather than employees?, by Knight Kiplinger

Changing Rules on Sharing Personal Information With Merchants

When cashiers ask for personal information, it's okay to decline.

Measuring Inflation at the Core

Learn why some measures of price changes ignore food and fuel.

Rosier Job Outlook for New Grads

Recruiters are back, but students still need to do their homework.

Discovering Value

Vocal and aggressive investors play a critical role in holding management teams accountable, by Whitney Tilson and John Heins

Opening Shot

How to find attractive value stocks, by James Glassman

Your Mind & Your Money

Why we fall for scams, by Robert Frick