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Kaitlin Pitsker

Staff Writer
Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Pitsker joined Kiplinger in the summer of 2012. Previously, she interned at the Post-Standard newspaper in Syracuse, N.Y., and with Chronogram magazine in Kingston, N.Y. She holds a BS in magazine journalism from Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

Latest Features

College Rankings
December 2017

Kiplinger's Best College Values, 2018

We name 300 standout public and private schools, based on quality and affordability. This year, Princeton, Davidson and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill top our lists.

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College Rankings
December 2017

Best College Value Snapshot: Davidson College

This liberal arts school is the total package.

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SLIDE SHOW
December 2017

Best College Values, 2018

Selecting a college and deciding how to pay for it has become a high-stakes financial decision. For the 2017-18 academic year, the average sticker price at private non-profit colleges, including tuition, ...

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SLIDE SHOW
December 2017

Best Values in Public Colleges, 2018

Attending a public college in your home state, rather than an out-of-state public college or a private institution, continues to be an effective way to cut college costs. For the 2017–18 academic year, ...

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Paying for College
November 2017

Colleges Slash Sticker Prices

But lower published prices may not save you money.

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SLIDE SHOW
November 2017

Best Phone Plans for Every Type of User, 2017

The wireless wars continue as mobile carriers continue to revamp their plans and run promotions in a bid for your business. And the most recent changes are a big win for data gobblers. All four big carriers ...

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Student Loans
October 2017

Promising News for Student Loan Borrowers

A recent lawsuit against private student loan borrowers has been dismissed. Here's what you need to know.

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Paying for College
August 2017

How to Pay for College

The tab for a four-year education is mind-boggling. But don’t panic: You don’t have to save the entire cost.

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SLIDE SHOW
July 2017

10 Great Places to Retire

When ticking off desirable features for places to live, millennials and retirees have a lot in common. Affordable homes? Check. A selection of good restaurants? Absolutely. A vibrant arts scene? Sure. ...

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Best Cities, States & Places
July 2017

10 Great Places To Retire, 2017

Our picks offer a laid-back lifestyle, but they're only a short hop from big-city attractions.

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Best Cities, States & Places
July 2017

Why Ensenada, Baja California, Is a Great Place to Retire

Just over the border, the city nicknamed "Old Mexico" has a distinct international flair.

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Best Cities, States & Places
July 2017

Why Lincoln, Neb., Is a Great Place to Retire

Located in the heart of the Midwest, Nebraska's capitol is a bustling city on the up-and-up.

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Best Cities, States & Places
July 2017

Why Colorado Springs Is a Great Place to Retire

Nestled in the Rocky Mountains, this city offers an incredible outdoors without sacrificing its vibrant metropolitan culture.

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SLIDE SHOW
June 2017

Surprising Things You'll Find at Libraries

In an era when printed books aren’t always enough to lure readers, many public libraries are, well, branching out. Most will allow you to check out e-books online. But if you stop by in person, you may ...

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Travel
June 2017

Know Your Rights on Flights

Airlines are experiencing turbulence over overbooking policies. Here’s what you need to know when your flight is oversold.

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QUIZ
May 2017

Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Airline Rights When Flying?

Oh, the growing litany of woes surrounding air travel—long security lines, items confiscated from your bags or thrown away, overbooked planes, delays, bumpy flights, lost baggage.

Now a new i...

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College Rankings
May 2017

58 Great College Values Still Accepting Students for Fall 2017

Students who didn't get into their top schools or receive as much financial aid as they needed to be able to attend still have options.

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