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Kaitlin Pitsker

Staff Writer
Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Pitsker 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

SLIDE SHOW
July 2017

10 Great Places to Retire

When ticking off desirable features for places to live, millennials and retirees have a lot in common. Affordable homes? Check. A selection of good restaurants? Absolutely. A vibrant arts scene? Sure. ...

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SLIDE SHOW
June 2017

Surprising Things You'll Find at Libraries

In an era when printed books aren’t always enough to lure readers, many public libraries are, well, branching out. Most will allow you to check out e-books online. But if you stop by in person, you may ...

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Travel
June 2017

Know Your Rights on Flights

Airlines are experiencing turbulence over overbooking policies. Here’s what you need to know when your flight is oversold.

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QUIZ
May 2017

Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Airline Rights When Flying?

Oh, the growing litany of woes surrounding air travel—long security lines, items confiscated from your bags or thrown away, overbooked planes, delays, bumpy flights, lost baggage.

Now a new i...

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College Rankings
May 2017

58 Great College Values Still Accepting Students for Fall 2017

Students who didn't get into their top schools or receive as much financial aid as they needed to be able to attend still have options.

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Kip Tips
May 2017

Best Time to Buy Big-Ticket Items

To every car, appliance or home, there is a season.

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Kip Tips
May 2017

Get a Cash Bonus for Opening a New IRA

Switching jobs or retiring? Some brokerages offer cash incentives for your rollover 401(k) money.

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SLIDE SHOW
May 2017

Is Costco or Sam's Club Best for Your Wallet?

With more than 600 locations each, Costco and Sam's Club are the most popular warehouse clubs in the country. We checked how they stack up in several categories -- from who has the better return policy ...

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Kip Tips
May 2017

Best Tools to Save on Online Shopping

Here's how to save big every time you place an online order.

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Paying for College
April 2017

New Employee Benefit: Help With Saving for College

Automatic payroll deductions fund 529s, and some bosses kick in cash.

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Healthy Living on a Budget
March 2017

Keep Your Memory Sharp

You can prevent memory lapses by staying mentally and physically fit — and by having fun with your friends.

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College Rankings
January 2017

Best College Values, 2017

We rank the top public and private schools, based on quality and affordability.

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College Rankings
January 2017

Best College Value Snapshot: Bowdoin College

This liberal arts school's selective admission rate and generous need-based financial aid packages make it a smart choice.

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SLIDE SHOW
March 2017

Best College Values, 2017

To help you sort through your college choices, we present the creme de la creme of our annual list of best value colleges and universities. These 10 schools are the top-scoring schools in our combined ...

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SLIDE SHOW
February 2017

Best Values in Public Colleges, 2017

Families looking to trim college costs often steer their students toward public colleges in their home state rather than to public colleges across state lines or private institutions. Staying in-state ...

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Technology
December 2016

Amazon's Alexa is at Your Command

A virtual personal assistant is like a genie you can summon 24/7.

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SLIDE SHOW
December 2016

How Shopping Malls Are Changing

Visitors to the mall this holiday season will do a lot more than shop. Mini golf, anyone? Or maybe you’ll hit the gym, followed by dinner at a high-end restaurant. You could even head to a doctor's appointment. To ...

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