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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

Technology
May 2018

Take Steps to Protect Your Facebook Data

Like Facebook but worried about your privacy? Here's how to protect yourself.

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Travel
April 2018

What You Must Know About Flying With Your Pet

If you want Fluffy to come with you, get your paperwork ready — and prepare to pay.

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Careers
April 2018

Co-Working Spaces Give Solo Workers More Choices

Unlimited monthly access usually ranges from about $300 to $500 and includes a slew of amenities.

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Smart Buying
April 2018

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.

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Technology
March 2018

How to Quit Facebook

If the social media giant's recent data scandal has you ready to delete your account, here's what you need to do.

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Student Loans
April 2018

Smart Ways to Manage Your Student Loans

You could consolidate or refinance to lower your payments, but some options will increase your overall costs or eliminate federal loan safeguards.

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SLIDE SHOW
March 2018

Best College Values, March Madness 2018

Throughout the "March madness" of the annual NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, exciting college athletic programs will attract the attention of prospective students. Schools that perform well ...

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Family Finances
March 2018

Popular National Parks Get Pricier

The entrance fee to some popular national park locations will jump by 50%.

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Millennial Money
January 2018

How I Bought My First Home

Millennials came of age as the housing bubble burst and lenders put credit in a vise. Now we make up the largest group of home buyers.

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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
September 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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