Kiplinger's Personal Finance

July 2018

July issue of KPFM

Cover Story

Where to Invest Now: Our Midyear Outlook for 2018

Our forecast: Higher stock prices by year-end, with continued volatility and a slight chance of worrisome headwinds.

Subscribe

Table of Contents

AHEAD

From the Editor

It takes a lot of time to do the research to make sure a company is compatible with your values.

Tax Tips

Now is also a good time to check withholding for 2018 taxes.

What You Should Know About 5G Wireless Smartphones

Look for the first 5G handsets to hit the market in the first or second quarter of 2019, says this market analyst.

Catch Up With Forgotten 401(k)s

New programs aim to help workers recover billions in pensions and 401(k) plans.

Expect More Scrutiny from TSA

Enroll in one of these programs to skip longer lines at airport security.

Wells Fargo Tries to Make Amends

If you were a victim of its fraudulent activities, take the initiative to claim your money.

Money & Ethics

Even if some siblings can afford to help more than others, no one should shirk the obligation to assist in some way -- financial or otherwise.

Tax Tips

Prepare to pay taxes on winnings.

Opening Shot

Energy stocks that have performed poorly in recent years have now started to perk up. Buy some, but don’t go nuts.

Small-Business Success Story: Bryson City Bicycles

Opening a bike shop let this couple turn their passion into a new career.

Money Smart Women

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz has some simple investing advice for women: Find a buddy and attend a few seminars to learn the language.

Small-Business Success Story: Bryson City Bicycles

Opening a bike shop let this couple turn their passion into a new career.

Millennial Money

Self-employment comes with extra flexibility—a trait that millennials prize—but it can also complicate your financial life.

MONEY

Working at 65? Avoid Pitfalls, Maximize Benefits

If you plan to delay retirement, watch out for these benefit traps.

Ask Kim

A new federal law will soon allow everyone to freeze -- and thaw -- their credit report free. A freeze can deter identity theft.

ABLE Accounts Give Disabled More Financial Freedom

More states are offering tax-friendly accounts that give people with disabilities the tools to build a financial future.

Why You Need an Umbrella Insurance Policy

If you're hit with a lawsuit, your auto or homeowners insurance may not fully cover you.

Tips for Renting Out Your Home on Airbnb

Before listing your home on the site, here's what you should know.

Make the Most of Rising CD Rates

As the Federal Reserve hikes interest rates, banks have been more generous in boosting yields on certificates of deposit.

INVESTING

Where to Invest Now: Our Midyear Outlook for 2018

Our forecast: Higher stock prices by year-end, with continued volatility and a slight chance of worrisome headwinds.

Income Investing

You can expect mild losses in the bond market, but fixed income still has its place in your portfolio.

Practical Investing

Our Practical Investing columnist, Kathy Kristof, explains her formula for buying stocks -- the same strategy as Peter Lynch and other touted value investors.

Fund Watch

Use our picks to capitalize on growth overseas.

5 Great Foreign Stocks Selling at a Discount

Our picks hail from diverse indsutries, from tech to banking to heath care.

Six Stocks Rocked by Scandal: Sell, Hold or Buy?

Buying into an essentially good company can be a great opportunity. But sticking with a stock that deserves to be jettisoned could be a portfolio-burning mistake.

Fund Watch

Pimco Low Duration Income fund plays defense against rising rates and delivers a decent yield.

LIVING

21 Ways to Get Luxury Travel for Less

We found plenty of backdoor, budget-friendly strategies to indulge yourself on vacation.

Finding a Smart Lock That Clicks for You

Lock and unlock your door with your smartphone, no matter where you are.