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Kaitlin Pitsker

Staff Writer
Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Kaitlin joined Kiplinger in the summer of 2012. Previously, she interned at the Post-Standard newspaper in Syracuse, N.Y., and with Chronogram magazine in Kingston, N.Y. She holds a BS in magazine journalism from Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

Latest Features

Technology
September 2016

Is a Crackdown Coming for Sharing Passwords to Video Streaming Services?

Most streaming video services have rules limiting account sharing. A lot of people ignore them.

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Healthy Living on a Budget
September 2016

Do Fitness Trackers Really Improve Your Health?

The devices aren't terribly accurate, but that may be beside the point: getting you out and about.

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Paying for College
August 2016

New Strategies to Get More Financial Aid

An earlier timeline could mean changing the way you manage income and assets.

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Technology
June 2016

New Tech Tools to Keep You From Losing Your Keys, Wallet, More

New devices and apps let you track down misplaced items before the trail goes cold.

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Paying for College
June 2016

An Alternative to Student Loans: Pay for Your Education With Future Income

Income-share agreements swap debt for a portion of future salary.

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Starting Out
June 2016

How to Refinance Your Student Debt

Consolidating student loans can reduce paperwork and lower your monthly bill.

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Kip Tips
July 2016

How to Overcome Hotel Cancellation Fees

Cancellation fees are on the rise, but we tell you how to get around them.

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Technology
July 2016

Speed Up Your Home Wi-Fi

Follow these steps to bypass bumper-to-bumper traffic on the information superhighway.

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Best Cities, States & Places
July 2016

Seattle: A Great Large City for Retiring in Good Health

The Emerald City has something for city-dwellers and nature lovers alike.

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College Rankings
May 2016

42 Great College Values Still Accepting Students for Fall 2016

Although it's late in the college application process, your son or daughter still has a chance of getting admitted to a quality school.

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Kip Tips
May 2016

How to Save Big on Furniture and Clothes at Warehouse Sales

It pays to keep up-to-speed on the annual, semiannual events.

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Technology
May 2016

Deciphering Websites’ Privacy Policies

A new tool helps you cut through the gobbledygook and protect your data.

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Kip Tips
April 2016

Undo Your Social Security Claiming Decision

How to reverse an early benefit claim designation.

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Tax Tips
April 2016

Amend Your Tax Return to Correct a Filing Mistake

Advice on how to fix an error on your tax return.

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Kip Tips
April 2016

What to Do If You're Delinquent on Your Student Loans

Advice on how to select a repayment plan that better fits your budget.

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Kip Tips
April 2016

How to Change Your Airline Ticket

If you need to switch your travel dates, find out how to do it without getting charged.

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Kip Tips
April 2016

How to Get Out of a Time-Share Deal

Just signed a contract, but have since had a change of heart? There is a way to get out of it.

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