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Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Lisa joined Kiplinger's Personal Finance in July 2007, shortly after her stint with Kiplinger as an American Society of Magazine Editors intern in the summer of 2006. She covers credit and banking, along with occasional stories on mobile technology and other money-related topics. She graduated from Ball State University with a degree in magazine journalism and history.
Credit newbies can take advantage of both tried-and-true methods and new alternatives.
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You may have more health insurance options. But you’ll need to work harder to find the one that’s right for you.
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You shouldn’t tap your retirement plan until you’ve exhausted other sources of funds.
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The convenience can come at a steep cost. But there are options.
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The Federal Reserve’s latest rate cuts mean some savers will have to think outside-the-box when it comes to stashing their cash.
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An adult child's credit score may dip–or even rise–after he or she is removed as an authorized user of a parent's credit card.
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Whether you’re contesting an error or combating fraud, use our guide to give yourself the best shot at success.
It pays to shop around to find which companies still offer the best perks.
This consumer advocate says new rules to protect investors don’t go far enough.
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Be proactive to protect your sensitive personal information from scammers.
Answers to consumers' most pressing questions about preventing identity theft and protecting their credit reports after the massive credit-bureau hack.
Some Chase credit card holders will have a binding arbitration clause added to their card agreement. Here's what you need to know.
We’ve identified the banks and credit unions that offer the best combination of high rates, low fees and a customer-friendly focus.
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Large nationwide banks offer customers extensive networks of branches, a range of advisory and wealth-management services, and digital tools for account management.
Here’s a look at our top picks ...
Many regional banks (by our definition, those with branches in fewer than 15 states) offer accounts and services that are just as robust as those of nationwide institutions—and they may be more involved ...
It’s not easy, but grandparents can avoid a tax bill when redeeming savings bonds to pay for a grandchild’s college costs.
Banks court customers who can keep big balances by dangling lots of free and discounted benefits, preferred rates on loans and deposit accounts, and financial guidance, such as investment and wealth-management ...