Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

Kiplinger's Personal Finance

November 2017

November issue of KPFM

Cover Story

Best Investing Moves at Every Age

Whether you’re starting out, have already retired or are somewhere in between, we show you how to make your money grow and last.


Table of Contents


From the Editor

I took control of my parents’ finances when Dad showed signs of dementia, by Mark Solheim

The Outlook for Pay Raises in 2018

Most large employers plan to boost salaries for 2018, but the average increase will be about 3%.

What a Weaker Dollar Means to You

Travel abroad is more expensive, but your overseas investments may benefit.

How to Avoid Fraudulent Online Merchants

Steer clear of fraud and late shipments when you're doing your holiday shopping.

Promising News for Student Loan Borrowers

A recent lawsuit against private student loan borrowers has been dismissed. Here's what you need to know.

Fighting Identity Theft on the Dark Web

To prevent ID theft, credit card issuers now monitor the dark web for your personal information.

Money & Ethics

Should colleges use collection agencies for overdue student bills?, by Knight Kiplinger

Financial Planners Embrace the Fiduciary Rule

Certified financial planners aim to put you first at all times.

Your Mind, Your Money

The psychology of a market bubble, by Anne Kates Smith

How to Help Hurricane Victims Rebuild

Plenty of organizations are raising money to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Check out these groups before you donate to be sure your gift goes to those who need it -- and not to scam artists.

Opening Shot

Star fund managers aren't extinct, by James K. Glassman

Money Smart Women

What single women need to know, by Janet Bodnar


50 Ways to Cut Your Health Care Costs

Whether you get insurance from your employer, via Medicare or on your own through the insurance marketplaces, these strategies will help you save.

How to Provide Financial Help to Aging Parents

When it’s time to step in, avoid the stumbling blocks with these strategies.

Best Financial Services at Warehouse Clubs

Big-box retailers are peddling various financial services along with supersize packs of tuna fish, toothpaste and Tide. See how they stack up.

Ask Kim

Should the prospect of tax reform change your plans for a Roth IRA conversion?, by Kimberly Lankford

Game Plan

What you must know about charitable gift annuities.

A Premium Travel Credit Card -- With a Catch

If you're a frequent flier, this rewards card may be worth your while.

Then & Now

These supersavers spend a little.


Best Investing Moves at Every Age

Whether you’re starting out, have already retired or are somewhere in between, we show you how to make your money grow and last.

Practical Investing

Investors, don't let current events spook you, by Kathy Kristof

5 Firms With Cheap Shares, Plenty of Cash

Look beyond the P/E. These five stocks are inexpensive based on free cash flow.

The Kiplinger 25 Update

The stodgy Vanguard Wellington fund still delights investors.

Income Investing

Why income investors shouldn't panic, by Jeffrey R. Kosnett

Fund Spotlight

Baron Real Estate has cashed in by owning everything from builders to cruise lines.


How to Remodel Your Home

Transform your home the way you want, on time and on budget.

When to Hire a Travel Agent to Plan Your Trip

Even do-it-yourselfers may want a pro’s help with an exotic vacation or a complicated itinerary.

Drive Time

Gasoline is just gasoline -- or is it?, by David Muhlbaum