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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.

Latest Features

SLIDE SHOW
September 2016

Best Deals in Online Banking, 2016

Many customers are saying bye-bye to national and large regional banks. Among those who switched banks over the past year, more left the big banks than joined them, with the banks suffering a 15% loss ...

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Banking
September 2016

Consumers Get a Break on Overdraft Fees

Some banks are still charging hefty transfer fees.

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Practical Economics
September 2016

Is Credit-Card Debt Out of Control?

Balances are on the rise, but defaults are still low.

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SLIDE SHOW
June 2016

Best Rewards Credit Cards 2016

If you’ve been carrying the same rewards credit card in your wallet for several years, there’s a good chance you could get a better deal. Card issuers are competing hard for your business by promising ...

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Kip Tips
June 2016

Scam Alerts: Beware Unattended ATMs, Down-Payment Fraud

Fresh hustles and cons you need to avoid.

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Credit Reports & Scores
June 2016

4 Good Reasons for Retirees to Maintain Strong Credit

A good credit score may come in handy when you — and others — need it most.

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Kip Tips
June 2016

Best of the Low-Fee Credit Cards

Trim interest and other charges on your credit cards with these options

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Banking
July 2016

Deal or No Deal: Bump-Up Certificates of Deposit

Short-term CDs that adjust your rate higher may not be a good deal.

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Financial Planning
July 2016

How to Find the Right Financial Adviser for You and Your Money

Financial advisers come in a confusing array of professional designations, with different fee structures and areas of expertise.

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Credit Reports & Scores
July 2016

Free FICO Credit Scores for Everyone

Thanks to a new program, you can find out your score at no cost.

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Small Business
July 2016

How to Become a Millionaire by 2020

Jaime Masters paid off her debt and built a successful coaching and speaking business.

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Financial Planning
July 2016

Your Rights and Protections When Working With a Financial Adviser

You can file complaints against financial advisers with government agencies or industry watchdogs.

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Kip Tips
July 2016

Great Free and Low-Cost Online Tools to Manage Your Money

These online resources will help you get your finances in order.

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Mortgages & Refinancing
May 2016

Get Your Mortgage Approved Faster

You can prequalify instantly, but sealing the deal isn’t automatic.

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Credit Cards
May 2016

The Perks of Warehouse Club Credit Cards

Many come with better cash reward options for club members, as well as deals at the pump and more.

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Kip Tips
May 2016

Bypass the Major Wireless Carriers to Save Big Bucks on Your Phone Plan

Forget Verizon Wireless and AT&T. Wi-Fi, bountiful data are highlights of other, cheaper plans from Republic Wireless, Boost Mobile and Cricket Wireless.

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Kip Tips
May 2016

Amazon.com: Deal or No Deal?

Tools, toys, books and more: We hunt for the bargains.

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