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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

Paying for College
August 2017

How to Pay for College

The tab for a four-year education is mind-boggling. But don’t panic: You don’t have to save the entire cost.

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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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Best Cities, States & Places
July 2017

10 Great Places To Retire, 2017

Our picks offer a laid-back lifestyle, but they're only a short hop from big-city attractions.

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Best Cities, States & Places
July 2017

Why Ensenada, Baja California, Is a Great Place to Retire

Just over the border, the city nicknamed "Old Mexico" has a distinct international flair.

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Best Cities, States & Places
July 2017

Why Lincoln, Neb., Is a Great Place to Retire

Located in the heart of the Midwest, Nebraska's capitol is a bustling city on the up-and-up.

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Best Cities, States & Places
July 2017

Why Colorado Springs Is a Great Place to Retire

Nestled in the Rocky Mountains, this city offers an incredible outdoors without sacrificing its vibrant metropolitan culture.

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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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