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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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Monitor your loyalty rewards as you would your bank accounts.
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Plus, how to use it wisely and earn the lowest interest rates.
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You can save money and find quality in the warehouse chain's signature food and spirits line.
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Keys to finding less-expensive pharmaceuticals and cutting costs for health care.
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