Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

Kiplinger's Personal Finance

June 2014

June issue of KPFM

Cover Story

5 Scenarios When Selling Stocks Makes Sense

Hint: It has nothing to do with the market, and everything to do with your personal circumstances.


Table of Contents


From the Editor

A leg up for young adults, by Janet Bodnar

Traveling? Better Budget for Taxes

You'll pay plenty for hotels, rental cars and restaurant meals.

Millennials Face Financial Hurdles

They are underemployed and burdened with college debt.

Lenders Push Adjustable-Rate Mortgages Again

Hybrid mortgages combine the best of fixed- and variable-rate loans.

KIP TIPS: Weigh Online Travel Reviews Carefully

Compare opinions on several sites, and don’t neglect word of mouth.

How to Ace Today's Job Interview

Interviewing for a new job? Anticipate oddball questions and use them to highlight your skills.

Money & Ethics

Should I tell my co-workers how much I'm paid? by Knight Kiplinger

Your Mind Your Money

Do you cheat on your spouse? by Anne Kates Smith

Opening Shot

Why I like Facebook -- and these 6 other new-media stocks, by James K. Glassman

Success Story

A former TV producer gets hooked on brewing coffee.


5 Scenarios When Selling Stocks Makes Sense

Hint: It has nothing to do with the market, and everything to do with your personal circumstances.

5 Things You Must Know About Taxes on Your Investments

When it's time to sell shares, make sure you don't have to pay more tax than you need to.

5 REITs Making a Comeback

After a horrible 2013, conditions are looking brighter for real estate investment trusts. These five have good prospects.

GOING LONG: Low Rates Are Here to Stay

The smart money sees powerful economic forces, which transcend the power of the Fed, pushing interest rates downward.

PRACTICAL INVESTING: The Impact of Dividends

Should our Practical Investor reinvest dividends or use the cash to buy new stocks?

Kip 25 Update: Vanguard Dividend Growth

As momentum stocks lose favor, this dividend-focused fund should pick up steam.

Dividends from Berkshire? Not on Buffett's Watch

Warren Buffett thinks he can do a better job managing his company’s cash than shareholders can.

FUND WATCH: Harbor Mid Cap Value Has Faith in Its Formula

This fund’s managers look for good, cheap stocks with share-price momentum.

CASH IN HAND: A Preference for Preferred Stocks

Many preferred shares offer better current yields than junk bonds issued by companies with lower credit ratings.

FUND WATCH: Fast Start to 2014 for This Utilities ETF

This exchange-traded fund adds some telecom stocks to more-traditional fare.

Chow Down on Restaurant Stocks

Shares of these three eateries aren't cheap, but they have superior growth prospects.


Insurance Coverage for Summer Storm Damage

"If my home is damaged by a summer storm, will my insurance cover repairs?"

RETHINKING RETIREMENT: Bridging the Income Gap

Of all the possible strategies, the idea of working longer and saving less appeals to me the most.

ASK KIM: A One-Time Financial Checkup

Most advisers in the Garrett Planning Network charge $150 to $300 per hour, or $600 to $1,500 for a one-time financial review.

Make Bill-Paying Almost Painless

Setting up automated payments can save you time and money.


Sweet Deals on Used Cars

Prices are finally easing. Our strategies will help you find the right ride for less.

6 Things You Must Know About Going Solar

The cost of a home system has dropped dramatically and there are moreoptions to pay for it.

3 Simple Steps to Switch Cable Companies

You may be able to save money if you opt for another provider.