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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

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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Kip Tips
November 2016

3 Best Shopping Websites and Apps of 2016

Improved tools to help you save money using your smartphone or computer.

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SLIDE SHOW
November 2016

Colleges Where Tuition Is Free

You might think there's no escaping the high—and still rising—cost of college. But at some schools, the cost of tuition rings up as zilch, zero, nada. These ten colleges across the country offer ...

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Kip Tips
October 2016

New Ways to Save on SAT, ACT College Tests

Some states and school districts are paying for exams. You can also save on test prep.

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Kip Tips
September 2016

Little-Known Ways to Pay In-State Tuition Rates at Out-of-State Colleges

A public college in another state may not be out of your financial reach.

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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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