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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.
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A good credit score may come in handy when you — and others — need it most.
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You can file complaints against financial advisers with government agencies or industry watchdogs.
These online resources will help you get your finances in order.
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