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Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Lisa joined Kiplinger's Personal Finance in July 2007, shortly after her stint with Kiplinger as an American Society of Magazine Editors intern in the summer of 2006. She covers credit and banking, along with occasional stories on mobile technology and other money-related topics. She graduated from Ball State University with a degree in magazine journalism and history.
Credit unions are nonprofit institutions owned by their members -- meaning they tend to offer accounts and services that are more customer-friendly than those of large national banks.
Many credit unions ...
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Some regional banks rival national ones in size and reach, and they offer their customers similar resources. But many also strive to invest in the communities they serve.
Here we highlight the top banks ...
With their wealth-management and private-banking offerings, a lot of banks are courting clients with significant assets.
We looked for banks that don't require you to be a multimillionaire to take advantage ...
Service members, who may have to move frequently and face sudden and extended deployments, value no-hassle accounts with friendly policies for those who do their banking around the country and the world.
Banks like having retirees as customers because they tend to keep a lot of cash on deposit. So banks often offer special accounts or perks to older customers.
Our top picks have senior-friendly accounts, ...
Thanks to their ability to raise money in capital markets, larger banks have a lot of resources at their disposal. As a result, national banks typically offer a wide range of services and tools, and they ...
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An expert shares his tips for buying electronics on a budget.
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When stores track your shopping, you get discounts and they get your personal info.
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Your money is safe, but there are reasons we are removing CDs from our tables.
A refund could be coming your way if you paid to get your FICO score.
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Each method has pros and cons. Your best bet is to stay flexible.
Simple steps for how to improve your credit score.
Monitor your loyalty rewards as you would your bank accounts.
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Want to improve your credit score? Take a page from the best. People with excellent scores know that following a few basic rules is the key to success. Adopting their habits could boost your score into ...