Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

Kiplinger's Personal Finance

June 2018

June issue of KPFM

Cover Story

How to Earn Up to 11% on Your Money

We found 35 ways for you to put cash in your pocket, from low-risk money market funds to high-risk master limited partnerships.


Table of Contents


From the Editor

The families we profile are making progress toward their financial goals, but only because they are also making sacrifices.

Is the Stock Market Correction Over?

Probably not. But you can take steps to prepare for more ups and downs.

Why Families Need a Plan for Caregiving

Adult children need to work with their parents to put aside funds for unexpected costs.

How the Spotify IPO Broke the Rules

Look for other big companies to sell shares directly when they go public.

How to Cut Moving Costs

The new tax law could make relocating more expensive.

Opening Shot

If tariffs soar, the economy will take a hit. But firms that don't rely as much on global trade will be harmed less than those that do.

Your Mind, Your Money

Target-date funds can teach you to stick with your investing strategy and remain calm no matter what's happening in the markets.

Small Business Success Story: Juppy Baby Walker

With the Juppy, adults don't have to strain their back to walk with young kids.

Rethinking Retirement

As you would expect, finances are a major factor—but far from the only factor when choosing when to retire.

Millennial Money

Getting an advanced degree isn't cheap. But you may not need to go into debt.


Middle Class Families Making It Work

We interviewed a number of families who are living well on a modest income and saving for their goals.

How to Disaster-Proof Your Home

Natural disasters are going to happen. Take steps to prepare—and see if you can get help with the costs.

Getting Affordable Flood Insurance

Even if your mortgage company doesn’t require you to get flood insurance, it can be worthwhile to protect against the risk.

Hackers Target Loyalty Programs

You're likely not as vigilant in protecting your rewards points and miles as you are with your bank and credit-card accounts—which is why they're vulnerable.


35 Ways to Earn up to 11% on Your Money

We've got a range of opportnuties for your money to deliver yield, from low-risk money market funds to high-risk MLPs.

Income Investing

Sudden sell-offs can be scary, but the income side of income investing delivers reliably.

Fund Watch

T. Rowe Price QM U.S. Small-Cap Growth Equity is designed to deliver consistent gains -- and yet, it hit a rough patch in 2018.

5 Great Funds to Protect Yourself in Down Markets

Worried about a bear market? Use our picks to play defense

Practical Investing

Even if trade talks with China head south, I think Boeing can prevail.

Fund Watch

Ishares Edge MSCI USA Momentum Factor, a new member of the Kiplinger ETF 20, stayed ahead of its benchmarks.

Fund Watch

Legendary manager Joel Tillinghast finds plenty of solid stocks for $35 per share or less.


The Best Rewards Credit Cards, 2018

The choices can be overwhelming, so we pick the most rewarding cards in 15 categories.

Take Steps to Protect Your Facebook Data

Like Facebook but worried about your privacy? Here's how to protect yourself.

The Etiquette of Giving Wedding Gifts

As distance (and cost) to the destination goes up, gift expectations go down.