Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

Kiplinger's Personal Finance

October 2017

October issue of KPFM

Cover Story

12 Strategies to Generate Income in Retirement

Here's how to ensure that your retirement savings last as long as you do.


Table of Contents


From the Editor

New features are on the way to Kiplinger's Personal Finance, by Mark Solheim

For Most Workers, Health Care Is Business As Usual

Politics aside, employer plans won’t change much in 2018.

Don't Overshare Your Mobile Phone Number

Crooks send texts that may trick you into allowing access to your phone’s info.

Drive Time

Even people who hold cars forever should pay attention to this metric, by Miriam Cross

Bad Brokers? They're Still Out There

The wolf of Wall Street is still on the prowl, and he has found new ways to fleece retirees.

Customers Get a Break on Medical Debt

Consumers get more time to settle a medical bill before it harms their credit.

Money & Ethics

Should soft-drink makers be held liable for the health risks of sugar?, by Knight Kiplinger

How to Beat Longer Lines at the Airport

Global Entry speeds you through security wherever you go.

Opening Shot

Join the race to $1 trillion stocks, by James K. Glassman

Success Story

The Gambini family tapped their Sicilian heritage to produce award-winning olive oil.

Money Smart Women

Getting women to talk about money, by Janet Bodnar


12 Strategies to Generate Income in Retirement

Here's how to ensure that your retirement savings last as long as you do.

Use Your Home to Get More Income

A reverse mortgage can provide retirees with financial flexibility and security.

Ask Kim

How to find a home's claim history, by Kimberly Lankford

When It Pays to Bend Financial Rules

Financial rules of thumb take a lot of the guesswork out of money issues, but one size may not fit all.

Best Credit Cards for College Students

Our picks offer benefits for paying on-time and generous penalty forgiveness.


The Best Online Brokers, 2017

Two firms land in a dead heat for first place in this year’s rankings. Find the best broker for you.

8 Bargain Dividend Stocks in a Pricey Market

Our six picks meet the YARP test, offering attractive yields at reasonable prices.

When Will the Bull Market End?

No one knows for sure, of course, but mark your calendar for the summer of 2018.

Income Investing

It's okay to reach for yield, by Jeffrey R. Kosnett

The Kiplinger 25 Update

One key to T. Rowe Price Dividend Growth's strategy is losing less in bad years.

Practical Investing

Why I'm hanging on to a loser stock, by Kathy Kristof

Fund Spotlight

Eaton Vance Floating-Rate Advantage should thrive as interest rates rise.


Put Smart-Home Technologies to Work for You

You can put together a basic system using Amazon Echo or Google Home for a few hundred dollars.

New Hearing Aids Are Discreet, Enhanced

New high-tech hearing aids let you listen to what you want and tune out everything else.