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Lisa Gerstner

Contributing Editor
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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May 2017

The Best Credit Unions for You

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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May 2017

The Best Regional Banks for You

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 ...

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May 2017

Best Banks for High-Net-Worth Families

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 ...

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May 2017

Best Banks for Military Personnel

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. Here's ...

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May 2017

Best Banks for Retirees

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, ...

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May 2017

The Best National Banks for You

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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Technology
May 2017

Your TV Might Be Spying on You

Those internet-connected devices can be a gateway for hackers.

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Credit Cards
May 2017

How to Get Even Sweeter Rewards From Your Rewards Credit Card

Boost your rewards by opening a bank account.

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Technology
May 2017

Top Tech Bargains of 2017 — Laptops, Tablets, TVs, Data Plans

An expert shares his tips for buying electronics on a budget.

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Smart Buying
May 2017

Wedding Gifts for Newlyweds Who Have Everything

Skip the china. Couples value experiences and cash to put toward the future.

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Leisure Spending
April 2017

How Retailers Track Customers Online and Offline

When stores track your shopping, you get discounts and they get your personal info.

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Banking
April 2017

How Deposit Insurance Protects Savers

Your money is safe, but there are reasons we are removing CDs from our tables.

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Credit Reports & Scores
March 2017

A Payout for Credit Score Customers

A refund could be coming your way if you paid to get your FICO score.

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Credit Cards
February 2017

Credit, Debit or Cash?

Each method has pros and cons. Your best bet is to stay flexible.

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Credit Reports & Scores
February 2017

Lessons From the Credit-Score Elite

Simple steps for how to improve your credit score.

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Travel
February 2017

How to Protect Your Rewards Points and Miles From Theft

Monitor your loyalty rewards as you would your bank accounts.

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March 2017

7 Habits of People With Excellent Credit Scores

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 ...

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