How Jeopardy Champion Julia Collins Will Spend Her Windfall

A recent champ of the TV quiz show plans to play it safe with her winnings.

(Image credit: ©James Foster 2014)

Julia Collins of Wilmette, Ill., (pictured at left) won $428,100 in 20 consecutive games on Jeopardy. The 31-year-old is the highest-earning woman in the game show’s 50-year history, with the second-longest winning streak. Her streak ended in June. Here's an edited transcript of Kiplinger's interview with Collins.

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Sandra Block
Senior Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Block joined Kiplinger in June 2012 from USA Today, where she was a reporter and personal finance columnist for more than 15 years. Prior to that, she worked for the Akron Beacon-Journal and Dow Jones Newswires. In 1993, she was a Knight-Bagehot fellow in economics and business journalism at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She has a BA in communications from Bethany College in Bethany, W.Va.