Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

Kiplinger's Personal Finance

July 2013

July issue of KPFM

Cover Story

Midyear Investing Outlook: 6 Savvy Market Moves to Make Now

With the economy improving, stocks are still the place to be.


Table of Contents


From the Editor

Our skewed tax system, by Janet Bodnar

Uncle Sam Is Eyeing Your Nest Egg

He wants to limit the amount you can put in tax-favored retirement savings.

Look Overseas for Cheap Stocks

If you're not investing internationally, you're missing half the opportunity.

Money & Ethics

Should you cut off support for a favorite charity?, by Knight Kiplinger

4 Credit Cards With Smart Chips for European Travel

Upgrade to more travel-friendly plastic before you take your European vacation.

How to Use Twitter to Land a Job

Job hunters are using the social media site to attract company recruiters.

Betting on Bitcoin

More merchants are accepting the virtual currency, and speculators are having a field day.

Opening Shot

Cash in on your faith in undervalued stocks, by James K. Glassman

Game Plan

Financial aid for older adults going back to school.

Your Mind, Your Money

Big stocks may not deserve their share prices, by Anne Kates Smith


5 Great Growth Stocks

Even in a sluggish economy, they’re piling up sales.

Cash in Hand

Juice up your dividends with electric utilities, by Jeffrey R. Kosnett

Kiplinger 25 Update

FPA Crescent loads up on cash.

Promised Land

Why I’m investing in airlines, by Andrew Feinberg

Practical Investing

Coping with a moody market, by Kathy Kristof

6 Lessons From Berkshire Hathaway’s Annual Meeting

Once you get past the hoopla, you can learn a lot from Warren Buffett by attending his company’s yearly gathering for shareholders.

Fund Spotlight

Skeptical of stocks? Try convertibles.


Midyear Tax Moves to Save on Your 2013 Return

Smart planning now could save you big bucks when you file next year.

Tap Your IRA Early, Penalty-Free

Use an often-overlooked strategy to pry your money loose.

6 Retirement-Savings Setbacks -- and How to Overcome Them

When life takes a toll, here's how to brighten your prospects.

Best Rewards Credit Cards, 2013

The right choice for you depends on your spending patterns and the kind of perks you prefer.

Countdown to Retirement

New options for health insurance for early retirees.

Avoid Penalties for Idle Bank Accounts

Take these steps so you don't get hit with inactivity fees.


Travel Secrets

Follow our guide to bag the best bargains on your next vacation.

Best Bets for GPS Apps, Devices

Navigation apps are free, but you may prefer to pay for a dedicated GPS.

Drive Time

Why hybrids make sense, by Jessica Anderson

The Lowdown

6 things you must know about investing in gold.

3 Simple Steps

Secure your smart phone.