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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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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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SLIDE SHOW
June 2016

Best States for Retirement 2016

Where to retire is a deeply personal decision that no one else can make for you. However, if you haven't already settled on a destination, a comprehensive analysis of your options can help narrow your ...

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SLIDE SHOW
December 2016

Worst States for Retirement 2016

Number crunching alone can't tell you where to retire. That's a choice you'll ultimately need to make on your own. But identifying the places that hold the lowest appeal for retirees can at least help ...

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Starting Out
June 2016

5 Things New College Grads Really Need to Know About Money

These tips from financial professionals can help you enter the real world on the right foot.

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QUIZ
September 2016

The Travel Tipping Quiz

Ahhh, here comes the pool attendant with that fresh towel you asked for. Isn’t vacation relaxing? Not if you’re stressing about whether to tip him, how much to tip him or whether all these tips ...

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SLIDE SHOW
August 2016

8 Things You Get Wrong About Personal Finance

Let's hope you don't need the whole month of April to understand the importance of financial literacy. It's all about grasping how money works—and, more importantly, how to make money work best for you ...

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Building Wealth
June 2016

Estate Planning Advice Inspired by Prince

He was no Michael Jackson—at least in this area of personal finance. So take a lesson from the tragic demise of the Purple One and prepare better for your own death.

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