Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

Kiplinger's Personal Finance

October 2015

October issue of KPFM

Cover Story

Make Your Money Last a Lifetime

Take the right steps to put your finances on a path to a secure retirement.


Table of Contents


From the Editor

The financial advice women really want, by Janet Bodnar

Get the Most From Your Health Plan in 2016

Health-care costs are rising, but you may find more ways to save.

Interviewing Advice in a Hot Job Market

Handling multiple offers requires tact and a cool head.

Videoconference With Financial Advisers, Doctors

Save money by consulting with professionals in real-time via video.

Money & Ethics

Should you have a right to delete personal online information?, by Knight Kiplinger

The Pros and Cons of Getting a Degree Abroad

Tuition may be cheaper, but other costs may offset the savings.

See How Your Surgeon Rates

Two nonprofits help patients select surgeons based on complication and death rates.

Opening Shot

6 great restaurant stocks, by James K. Glassman

Your Mind and Your Money

The danger of investing too heavily in U.S. stocks, by Anne Kates Smith

Success Story

An estate-sale specialist moves her business online to link buyers and sellers.


7 Great Stocks That Keep Raising Dividends

Companies that regularly boost their payouts are ideal for a market that we expect will deliver modest results in coming years.

Going Long

Surviving the Greek financial crisis, by Jeremy J. Siegel

Fidelity's Best 401(k) Funds

Led by talented managers, most of the firm's most popular retirement-plan funds are solid bets.

Kiplinger ETF 20 Update

3 tips for trading ETFs.

Practical Investing

Sticking with a sinking stock, by Kathy Kristof

Kiplinger 25 Update

A mutual fund to navigate a choppy fixed-income market.

Income Investing

6 bond funds to own today, by Jeffrey R. Kosnett

Fund Spotlight

A short-term bond fund that yields 2.3%.


Make Your Money Last a Lifetime

Take the right steps to put your finances on a path to a secure retirement.

How This New Annuity Can Minimize Your RMDs in Retirement

Invest money from your retirement accounts in a deferred-income annuity to keep the IRS waiting.

Raise Money for Your Cause Via Crowdfunding

A crowdfunding campaign could raise thousands of dollars -- or nothing at all. Here's how to do it right.

Make Long-Term-Care Coverage Affordable

You may not need a pricey, fully loaded policy.

Solutions to 7 Common Mortgage Problems

We tackle common consumer complaints -- from canceling a mortgage application to unexpected changes in closing terms.

Game Plan

Best ways for kids to invest gift money.

The Money Side of Same-Sex Marriage

What you gain in Social Security benefits, you may lose in taxes.

How Not to Pay for College

Presidential candidate Martin O'Malley borrowed heavily to send his daughters to college. Bad idea.

Making the Transition to Credit Cards With Microchips

Cards with chips are more secure than those involving magnetic stripes.


Renting the RV Life

Take a week or two to test-drive the roving lifestyle.

Turn Your Smart Phone Into a Wireless Hotspot

Get secure Web access everywhere you go.


7 things you must know about lifetime learning.

Then and Now

An author's rocky road to success.