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Stacy Rapacon

Online Editor
Kiplinger.com

Rapacon joined Kiplinger in October 2007 as a reporter with Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine and became an online editor for Kiplinger.com in June 2010. She previously served as editor of the "Starting Out" column, focusing on personal finance advice for people in their twenties and thirties, and is currently the managing editor of our Wealth Creation Channel.

Before joining Kiplinger, Rapacon worked as a senior research associate at b2b publishing house Judy Diamond Associates. She holds a B.A. degree in English from the George Washington University.

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Kip Tips
October 2017

How to Fill Out a FAFSA for College Financial Aid

What you include on the application determines how much you'll receive in grants, work-study and student loans.

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Careers
September 2017

5 Worst College Majors for Your Career

Some fields of study can lead to low pay and limited job opportunities.

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Careers
September 2017

5 Best College Majors for Your Career

What you study can have a big impact on pay and employment prospects.

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SLIDE SHOW
September 2017

Best College Majors for Your Career 2017-2018

College is often considered the surest path to a lucrative career. After all, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, a worker with a bachelor's degree typically earns two-thirds more than someone ...

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SLIDE SHOW
September 2017

Worst College Majors for Your Career 2017-2018

Whether the high cost of college is worthwhile really depends on what you study. It’s true a full-time worker with a bachelor's typically earns two-thirds more than someone with only a high school diploma, ...

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Careers
August 2017

Best Careers Without a College Degree 2017

You don't need a bachelor's or even an associate's to land one of these jobs.

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Careers
August 2017

Careers
August 2017

Worst Careers of the Future 2017

We found 10 dying professions to avoid based on growth prospects and pay.

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SLIDE SHOW
August 2017

Best Jobs for the Future 2017

The U.S. job market is looking good. The unemployment rate is hovering below the 5% mark, as it has been for more than a year. But not every profession is booming. "In general, it’s a very robust labor ...

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SLIDE SHOW
July 2017

Worst Jobs for the Future 2017

The labor market is steadily improving, with unemployment at its lowest level in a decade, but some fields continue to experience a downward slide. For example, about 1.7 million manufacturing jobs were ...

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SLIDE SHOW
June 2017

Best Jobs Without a College Degree 2017

A college education is often thought to be the key to financial success. After all, a typical full-time worker with a bachelor's degree earns about two-thirds more than a worker with just a high school ...

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SLIDE SHOW
December 2016

Gifts That Keep on Giving

This holiday season, give the gift of greater spending power with something more fun and thoughtful than a stocking full of cash. Our annual list of personal gifts will save the recipients money in the ...

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SLIDE SHOW
March 2017

10 Reasons You Will Never Be a Millionaire

Wealthy people usually aren't born that way. Most spend their lives amassing their fortunes by working hard, spending little, saving a lot and investing wisely. It may sound like a simple strategy, but ...

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SLIDE SHOW
February 2017

12 Reasons You Will Go Broke in Retirement

Retirement is a major milestone that brings many life changes. One thing that doesn't change for most people: the fear of running out of money. According to the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, ...

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SLIDE SHOW
January 2017

Worst College Majors for Your Career 2016-2017

Going to college promises the opportunity to further your education, meet new people and get a taste of independence. It does not guarantee a lucrative career after graduation. While it's true that a worker ...

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SLIDE SHOW
December 2016

Best College Majors for Your Career 2016-2017

College is often considered the surest path to a lucrative career. After all, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, a worker with a bachelor's degree typically earns 67.7% more than someone with just a ...

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SLIDE SHOW
August 2016

6 Things That Cost Women More

The gender pay gap often takes the spotlight when it comes to women's financial issues. But on the spending side of the equation is an equally worrisome problem: Women must pay more for many things, including ...

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