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Janet Bodnar is Editor of Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine. She is a nationally recognized expert in the field of children's and family finances, financial literacy and women and money. She is the author of two books, Money Smart Women and Raising Money Smart Kids. Her "Money Smart Women" column appears regularly in Kiplinger's magazine. She is a regular contributor to WTOP, the major all-news radio station in Washington, D.C. Bodnar has been chosen as one of Folio's "Top Women in Media" honorees in the Industry Leaders category. She is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University and is a member of its Board of Trustees. She received her master's degree from Columbia University, where she was also a Knight-Bagehot Fellow in Business and Economics Journalism.
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