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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 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

529 Plans
July 2019

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.

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Technology
June 2019

Find a Laptop That Fits You

If you’re upgrading, you won’t have to spend a bundle to get what you need.

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Millennial Money
June 2019

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.

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Careers
May 2019

2019 College Graduates Have a Healthy Job Market

They can expect multiple offers as boomers retire and the economy chugs along.

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Small Business
April 2019

How to Build a Website

With these inexpensive tools, it’s easy to create your own site.

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Student Loans
April 2019

Watch for Student Loan Errors

Some loan servicers may be dropping the ball on keeping you up-to-date on how much you may owe.

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Paying for College
March 2019

How to Decipher a Financial Aid Letter

Some colleges blur the lines between loans and grants.

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Student Loans
January 2019

Relief for Student Borrowers

These workarounds may help borrowers who are ill, whose school closed, or who have other college debt issues.

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Millennial Money
January 2019

Monopoly for a New Generation

The game plays into millennial stereotypes, but in reality we’re not much different than other generations.

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Technology
January 2019

Keep Data Safe in the Cloud

Internet-based services to back up and store files and photos are inexpensive.

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Smart Buying
November 2018

Choose a Cheaper Wireless Plan

If you haven’t re-shopped your wireless phone plan in a few years, you’re probably paying a steep price for your loyalty.

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Student Loans
November 2018

A New Way to Pay Down Your Student Debt

Companies and rural areas offer tax breaks and other benefits.

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Millennial Money
October 2018

Talk to Your Parents About Caregiving

While they're still active and healthy, you should broach the subject of what assistance they'll expect from you as they age.

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Technology
October 2018

New Security Systems Give Peace of Mind for a Dollar a Day

New home security systems are affordable, versatile and easy to install.

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SLIDE SHOW
August 2018

Estate-Planning Mistakes Celebrities Made

As if dying isn't bad enough, imagine your ex (your no-good, lying, cheating ex!) rolling in all the money you left behind. And, worse, your beloved family fighting it out in court to get what they can. ...

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Careers
August 2018

Co-ops Put College Students to Work

These schools give students on-the-job training before they graduate.

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Technology
August 2018

Think Twice About Free Wi-Fi

Hackers and ID thieves have new tricks to target travelers.

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