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Stacy Rapacon

Online Editor
Kiplinger.com

Rapacon joined Kiplinger in October 2007 as a reporter with Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine and became an online editor for Kiplinger.com in June 2010. She previously served as editor of the "Starting Out" column, focusing on personal finance advice for people in their twenties and thirties.

Before joining Kiplinger, Rapacon worked as a senior research associate at b2b publishing house Judy Diamond Associates. She holds a B.A. degree in English from the George Washington University.

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July 2018

12 Reasons You'll Never Be a Millionaire

Wealthy people usually aren't born that way. Most spend their lives amassing their fortunes by working hard, spending little, saving a lot and investing wisely. It may sound like a simple strategy, but ...

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October 2019

Great Places to Retire If You Hate the Cold 2019

Are you hoping to retire your snow gear when you exit the workforce? We don't blame you. Harsh winters can be particularly difficult as you age. Older adults lose body heat faster than when they were younger, ...

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September 2019

Expensive Places to Retire That Are Worth It 2019

Where you ultimately choose to retire doesn't always come down to dollars and cents. Indeed, the top reason people move in retirement is to be closer to family, according to a survey by Merrill Lynch and ...

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September 2019

Great Places to Retire in the Midwest 2019

America's Heartland has not been getting a lot of love lately. Among the 12 states that the U.S. Census Bureau groups together as the Midwest region, five (Illinois, Kansas, Ohio, Iowa and Michigan) make ...

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September 2019

Great Places to Retire in the South 2019

One strategy for selecting your retirement destination: Follow the birds. The southern states offer not only mild climates, but also low costs and robust economies—attractive qualities for any retiree. ...

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September 2019

6 Great Places to Retire in New England 2019

Turning leaves for fall. Blankets of snow for winter. Popping blooms for spring. White-sand beaches for summer. Every season brings a new reason to love New England—but not enough to convince many pre-retirees ...

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September 2019

Great Places to Retire Near the Mountains 2019

Retirement may afford you the perfect time to gain some perspective in life—and what better place to do it than in the mountains? On top of the scenic views, higher altitudes also give you cooler weather ...

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September 2019

Great Places to Retire Near the Beach 2019

The lapping waves. The majestic views. The vitamin D. Who can resist the siren song of life at the beach—and why would you want to? A growing body of research is confirming that waterfront living is ...

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September 2019

Cheapest Places Where You'll Want to Retire 2019

When you're trying to balance a fixed income with an enjoyable retirement, cost of living is a crucial factor to consider. After all, if your daily expenses eat up too much of your budget, you won't be ...

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September 2019

Great Small Towns for Retirement 2019

Don't overlook the big benefits of retiring to a small town. On top of the peace and quiet you'd expect, smaller places to live can also offer tight-knit communities, active senior groups and lower crime ...

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September 2019

Happiest Places to Retire in the U.S. 2019

A state of happiness cannot be pinpointed on a map. But a great deal of residents seem to have found it in these 10 places, according to the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index. Digital health company ...

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August 2019

50 Best Places to Retire in the U.S. 2019

Thinking about moving in retirement? You're not alone. About two-thirds of retirees plan to relocate or already have, according to a survey by Merrill Lynch and Age Wave, a research firm focused on the ...

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July 2019

Great Small Towns for Early Retirement

Small towns can pack in big benefits for young retirees: little to no traffic, tight-knit communities, typically lower living costs and some peace and quiet. And you don't necessarily have to lose out ...

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July 2019

Cheapest U.S. Cities for Early Retirement 2019

Early retirement can be more than just a daydream for those long Tuesday afternoons at work. With some smart planning, you can make leaving the workforce early a reality. You just have to keep in mind ...

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July 2019

Great Places Near the Mountains for Early Retirement

Once you've made that difficult climb to achieve financial independence early, why not enjoy some literal climbs in your early retirement? America's mountain majesties can be found in many locations all ...

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June 2019

Great Places to Retire Early Near the Beach

Lazing about the beach is a common retirement dream, but expensive oceanfront housing costs are often a big wake-up call. Then again, America is filled with great beachfront destinations from sea to shining ...

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June 2019

50 Great Places for Early Retirement in the U.S.

Early retirement can be more than just a daydream for those long Tuesday afternoons at work. With some smart planning, you can make leaving the workforce early a reality. You just have to keep in mind ...

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