Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

Kiplinger's Personal Finance

June 2015

June issue of KPFM

Cover Story

43 Ways to Boost Income on Your Savings and Investments

From safe, high-paying bank accounts to risky mortgage securities, we show you how to generate more cash.


Table of Contents


From the Editor

Grandparenting: a license to spoil, by Janet Bodnar

How to Get a Job in Today’s Market

Polish your social media profile and your interviewing skills.

Why Elite Colleges Don’t Guarantee Success

If you have aspiration and drive, you will do well no matter where you go.

Cuba Slowly Opening to Travel

There are still restrictions, but once you get there you can load up on cigars.

6 Rewards-Cards Surprises

Before you try to rack up rewards points, make a note of what items are excluded.

Learn From Your 2014 Tax Return

These valuable lessons can set you up for a more profitable 2015.

Money & Ethics

Is it ethical to go without auto insurance?, by Knight Kiplinger

Opening Shot

Why I love investing in cult retailers, by James K. Glassman

Your Mind and Your Money

Investors, stay sane in a crazy market, by Anne Kates Smith

Success Story

This entrepreneur recycles shipping containers into pop-up retail shops and other structures.


43 Ways to Boost Income on Your Savings and Investments

From safe, high-paying bank accounts to risky mortgage securities, we show you how to generate more cash.

6 Great Stock Picks for an Aging Bull Market

Our picks are big companies with solid finances and reasonable share prices.

ETF Spotlight

A fund that rides India's hot stock market.

Going Long

Is productivity plunging?, by Jeremy J. Siegel

Why the Strong U.S. Dollar Scares Investors

Up 24% against major currencies since May 2014, the greenback is putting pressure on earnings of U.S. exporters and multinationals.

Income Investing

Why fear doesn’t pay for investors, by Jeffrey R. Kosnett

Kiplinger 25 Update

How one overseas fund got a lift.

Practical Investing

The power of reinvested dividends, by Kathy Kristof

Fund Spotlight

A small real estate fund steps up.


Avoid Paying These 21 #%$! Fees

They drive you nuts, but you can dodge most of them if you know how.

Ask Kim

Lower your electricity bill by switching providers, by Kimberly Lankford

Take Charge of Your Credit

New rules phased in over the next three years will make it easier to correct mistakes on your credit report. Until then, it helps to be persistent.

6 Ways to Help the Grandkids Pay for College

Covering educational expenses is one of the best gifts you can give, if you go about it the right way. Here are six strategies.

Game Plan

Should you invest some of your retirement savings in an immediate annuity?

Smart Money Moves for Newlyweds

For married couples, it makes sense to have a mix of individual and joint accounts.

Relief From Painful Medical Debt

The major credit reporting agencies have agreed to delay the time it takes for an unpaid medical bill to show up on a credit report.


How to Digitize Your Photos, Movies and Music

Your cherished photos, home movies and music aren’t just taking up space, they are deteriorating. You can convert them yourself or hire a pro.

5 Cool Technologies Launched Via Crowdfunding

Developers with cutting-edge designs get a boost from the general public.


6 things you must know about online pricing.

3 Simple Steps

Give your home curb appeal.