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Marc A. Wojno

Marc A. Wojno

Contributing Writer, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Wojno was formerly research director for data-intensive projects such as Kiplinger's college and mutual fund rankings. He has worked as a newswire reporter and newsletter editor for Dow Jones, covering convertible bonds, REITs and mutual funds. He also served as market research manager for Keane Federal Systems, an IT consultancy. He received a BA in communications and computer science as well as a MBA from George Washington University.
10 Things You Must Know About Filing for Unemployment Benefits
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10 Things You Must Know About Filing for Unemployment Benefits

Unemployment insurance is a joint state and federal program that provides those out of work with temporary yet steady cash to help them financially. I…
April 16, 2020
Fayetteville, Ark.: A Smart Place to Retire
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Fayetteville, Ark.: A Smart Place to Retire

Affordable living and proximity to family make this Ozark city a great place to settle down.
July 9, 2019
Hanover, N.H.: A Smart Place to Retire
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Hanover, N.H.: A Smart Place to Retire

Retirees can get a taste of college life again in this town, home to Dartmouth College, through leadership positions and fitness classes.
July 9, 2019
Columbia, S.C.: A Great Place to Retire for Your Health
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Columbia, S.C.: A Great Place to Retire for Your Health

South Carolina’s capital attracts people who love art, culture and college sports, and the state is a tax-friendly place for retirees.
July 13, 2018
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10 Great Colleges That Won't Make Students Take Loans
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10 Great Colleges That Won't Make Students Take Loans

The schools on our list of best college values have earned high grades for generous financial aid awards, which reduce the amount students must borrow…
December 22, 2017
6 Ways to Get Holiday Deals
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6 Ways to Get Holiday Deals

Whether you do your shopping in stores or online, use our tips to save money this gift-giving season.
November 3, 2017
How Stocks React to Global Crises
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How Stocks React to Global Crises

History shows that after an initial dip, share prices tend to bounce back smartly.
August 1, 2017
10 Great Colleges Where Alumni Earn the Most Money
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10 Great Colleges Where Alumni Earn the Most Money

As the cost of college continues its upward trajectory, the question for many high school students and their cost-conscious parents is not only where …
December 13, 2016
Omaha, Neb.: A Great Midsize City for Retiring in Good Health
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Omaha, Neb.: A Great Midsize City for Retiring in Good Health

A burgeoning social scene helps make this affordable small town attractive to seniors.
September 13, 2016
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Kiplinger Q&A: Pat Harrington Jr.
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Kiplinger Q&A: Pat Harrington Jr.

Pat Harrington Jr. (a.k.a. Schneider from the '70s hit sitcom One Day at a Time and veteran Kiplinger's subscriber) shares valuable lessons about pers…
January 8, 2016
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10 Best Values in Private Colleges Under $20K, 2014
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10 Best Values in Private Colleges Under $20K, 2014

When it comes to college costs, the price tag often has little resemblance to what students actually pay.
March 3, 2014
10 Best Values in Private Universities, 2014
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10 Best Values in Private Universities, 2014

March 3, 2014
10 Best Public College Values for Out-of-State Students, 2014
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10 Best Public College Values for Out-of-State Students, 2014

Facing out-of-state tuition at a public college can be daunting.
March 3, 2014
10 Great Waterfront Destinations
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10 Great Waterfront Destinations

If you still plan to squeeze in a break before the warm weather gives way to cooler temps, a vacation that includes a waterfront may appeal.
February 6, 2014
How We Ranked the Top Public Colleges
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How We Ranked the Top Public Colleges

To come up with our best values for 2014, we start with data on nearly 600 public four-year schools provided by Peterson’s, then add our own reporting…
December 11, 2013
10 Best Values in Private Universities 2012-13
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10 Best Values in Private Universities 2012-13

These top ten universities represent not only some of the most renowned institutions in the world but also our definition of value, thanks to their hi…
January 15, 2013
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10 Best Values in Public Colleges for Out-of-State Students, 2013
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10 Best Values in Public Colleges for Out-of-State Students, 2013

Public colleges continue to face challenges despite the improving economy.
January 14, 2013
10 Best Values in Out-of-State Public Colleges
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10 Best Values in Out-of-State Public Colleges

Finding great value in a public university doesn’t mean a student is confined to his or her own state.
January 11, 2013
10 Top Private Colleges With the Lowest Sticker Price
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10 Top Private Colleges With the Lowest Sticker Price

You don’t have to pay a fortune -– or rely on financial aid -- to attend a top-quality private college or university.
January 1, 2012
Financial Innovations
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Financial Innovations

Financial innovation has had a profound impact on how Americans manage their money.
January 1, 2012
Best Value Cities 2011:5. Knoxville, Tenn.
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Best Value Cities 2011:5. Knoxville, Tenn.

It offers college sports, the Smoky Mountains and an entrepreneurial spirit.
July 26, 2011
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Best Cities 2010: Boulder, Colo.
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Best Cities 2010: Boulder, Colo.

Science meets scenery in our number-four pick for Best Cities for the Next Decade.
July 6, 2010
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No. 6 Olympia, Washington
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No. 6 Olympia, Washington

State government drives growth and Evergreen State college fuels the creative spirit in our number-six pick.
May 26, 2010
My Story: Riding the Winds of Change
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My Story: Riding the Winds of Change

Building on his skills as an auto mechanic, Sibere Stewart switched careers and moved to the booming renewable-energy industry.
November 5, 2009
No. 3: Omaha, Neb.
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No. 3: Omaha, Neb.

Don't pigeonhole Omaha as insurance, Warren Buffett and mail-order steaks.
June 3, 2008
No. 9: Des Moines, Iowa
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No. 9: Des Moines, Iowa

Des Moines’s friendly, hometown atmosphere, top public schooling and affordable cost of living make it an ideal place to raise a family.
June 3, 2008
Unconventional Holdings for a Growth Fund
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Unconventional Holdings for a Growth Fund

Brandywine Blue produces solid results with stocks you usually wouldn't expect for this type of fund.
May 20, 2008