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Kaitlin Pitsker
Associate Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Pitsker joined Kiplinger in the summer of 2012. Previously, she interned at the newspaper in Syracuse, N.Y., and with magazine in Kingston, N.Y. She holds a BS in magazine journalism from Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
Don’t Leave Your Benefits Behind
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Don’t Leave Your Benefits Behind

When changing jobs, lock down health insurance and don’t forget your 401(k).
April 3, 2020
Good Debt, Bad Debt: Knowing the Difference
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Good Debt, Bad Debt: Knowing the Difference

It’s often smart to borrow to boost your income and your assets.
March 6, 2020
Tapping the Power of a Health Savings Account
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Tapping the Power of a Health Savings Account

Health savings accounts help defray the cost of high-deductible health plans. They’re also a powerful way to invest for retirement.
March 5, 2020
Is College Still a Good Investment?
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Is College Still a Good Investment?

Rising college costs and heavy debt have raised doubts about the payoff from a college degree.
March 5, 2020
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Trim the Cost of Pet Care
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Trim the Cost of Pet Care

Your furry friends can run up a big tab over their lifetime, but we'll show you how to keep expenses in check.
February 21, 2020
How to Shop for Life Insurance
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How to Shop for Life Insurance

You may be able to estimate how much you need online, but that’s just the start of your search.
January 30, 2020
A New Way to Repay College Loans
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A New Way to Repay College Loans

Parents may now use money from their 529 college-savings plans to help their children pay off student loans.
January 30, 2020
Should You Bank With Google?
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Should You Bank With Google?

Tech companies may offer better deals than traditional banks. But there’s a trade-off.
December 27, 2019
Great Getaways That Won’t Break the Bank
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Great Getaways That Won’t Break the Bank

A strong dollar and more competition are creating travel bargains here and abroad.
December 27, 2019
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Time Your Package Delivery Right
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Time Your Package Delivery Right

Online shoppers who procrastinate get a reprieve, but it may not be free.
December 19, 2019
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Drone Delivery Gets Closer to Reality
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Drone Delivery Gets Closer to Reality

What’s that up in the sky? A bird? A plane? Nah, just your drugstore order.
November 29, 2019
How to Run for Local Office
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How to Run for Local Office

If you’ve ever thought that you could do a better job than the elected officials currently in office, here’s how to launch a campaign—and win.
November 26, 2019
Health Plans for Early Retirees
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Health Plans for Early Retirees

Finding coverage until Medicare kicks in isn’t hard, but policies can be pricey.
November 9, 2019
How to Lower Your Health Care Costs
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How to Lower Your Health Care Costs

Choosing the right insurance policy is key to managing higher deductibles and co-pays.
October 3, 2019
Drowning in Streaming Fees
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Drowning in Streaming Fees

With so many options to stream TV, movies and other programs, you could pay as much as you did for cable. Use our tips to save money and find the best…
August 30, 2019
Another Plus for High-Deductible Health Insurance Plans
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Another Plus for High-Deductible Health Insurance Plans

New rules for plans with health savings accounts could trim your out-of-pocket costs.
August 29, 2019
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HSA Investing When You're Over 65
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HSA Investing When You're Over 65

Older savers should revisit the investment mix in their health savings account as their tolerance for risk falls and their health care spending rises.
August 29, 2019
20 Best College Values in the U.S., 2019
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20 Best College Values in the U.S., 2019

These 20 schools top our annual list for their ability to deliver a quality education at an affordable price.
July 26, 2019
Academic Showstopper: Hamilton College
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Academic Showstopper: Hamilton College

Stellar academics, generous financial aid packages and impressive four-year graduation rate, help make this small liberal arts college a top notch pic…
July 26, 2019
FAQs on Our Best College Value Rankings
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FAQs on Our Best College Value Rankings

Here are the answers to your questions about how we pick the schools on the list.
July 26, 2019
How We Rank the Best College Values, 2019
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How We Rank the Best College Values, 2019

This year, we've expanded our annual rankings to include 400 schools. Here's how we narrowed down our list to select the top colleges and universities…
July 26, 2019
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Kiplinger's Best College Values, 2019
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Kiplinger's Best College Values, 2019

Our expanded ranking names hundreds of colleges where you can get a quality education at an affordable price.
July 26, 2019
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How to Use a Grandparent’s 529 Account to Reimburse College Expenses
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How to Use a Grandparent’s 529 Account to Reimburse College Expenses

Through timely withdrawals and good recordkeeping, a grandparent’s 529 college-savings plan can help families recoup money spent on college.
July 23, 2019
Raid the College Fund to Pay for K-12 Tuition?
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Raid the College Fund to Pay for K-12 Tuition?

Before you start using your 529 plan to pay private-school tuition, check with your state’s plan.
July 3, 2019
Find a Laptop That Fits You
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Find a Laptop That Fits You

If you’re upgrading, you won’t have to spend a bundle to get what you need.
June 6, 2019
The Talk Before Moving In Together
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The Talk Before Moving In Together

Merging households and finances is a major step. Be sure to have an open and honest dialogue about each other's income and spending habits beforehand.
June 6, 2019
2019 College Graduates Have a Healthy Job Market
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2019 College Graduates Have a Healthy Job Market

They can expect multiple offers as boomers retire and the economy chugs along.
May 9, 2019