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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 moved to her current role as channel editor of Kiplinger.com in June 2010. She also writes and edits the "Starting Out" column, focusing on personal finance advice for people in their twenties and thirties. Before joining Kiplinger, she worked as a senior research associate at b-to-b publishing house Judy Diamond Associates. She holds a BA degree in English from George Washington University.

Latest Features

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September 2016

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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September 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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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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July 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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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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SLIDE SHOW
April 2016

9 Easy Ways to Save Money on Next Year's Tax Bill

It's never too early to start planning for next year's tax bill. The contributing financial experts for Kiplinger's Wealth Creation Channel have offered a lot of sage tax advice this year—and much of ...

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Building Wealth
April 2016

9 Easy Ways to Save Money on Taxes Next Year

Remember this sage advice every tax season for years to come.

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SLIDE SHOW
September 2016

Best Jobs Without a College Degree 2016

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
March 2016

12 Ways to 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 a recent survey from the Transamerica Center ...

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September 2016

Best Jobs for the Future 2016

The job market in the U.S. is looking good. The unemployment rate has dropped below the 5% mark for the first time since 2008 and is expected to continue trending downward. But not every profession is ...

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September 2016

Worst Jobs for the Future 2016

The labor market is steadily improving, with U.S. unemployment at its lowest level since 2008, yet some occupations continue to experience a downward slide. Careers in the manufacturing sector, for example, ...

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SLIDE SHOW
February 2016

Ways to 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 a recent survey from the Transamerica Center ...

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SLIDE SHOW
September 2016

Cheapest Places Where You'll Want to Retire

You've probably been dreaming about retirement since the day you started working. But will your budget allow you to make those dreams a reality? It has a better chance if you pick an affordable retirement ...

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