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Lisa Gerstner

Contributing Editor
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.

Latest Features

QUIZ
December 2016

Who Should You Tip for the Holidays?

The beginning of the holiday season is prime time to tip the people who make your life easier throughout the year. But be sure not to bust your budget by giving too much or tipping unnecessarily. <...

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Family Finances
November 2019

How Much Allowance Should My Kid Get?

A weekly allowance can be an important tool to help teach your son or daughter about how to manage money.

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Family Finances
November 2019

Consumers Will Keep Access to Complaint Database

An online collection of consumer beefs about financial services will remain publicly accessible.

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SLIDE SHOW
November 2019

Your Financial Planning Calendar for 2020

Whether or not you make financial New Year’s resolutions, you no doubt want to improve your bottom line in the coming year. With that in mind, we have some suggestions for bolstering your finances each ...

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Banking
November 2019

Find Free Checking With Benefits

It’s getting more difficult to find free checking. Here are some workarounds.

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SLIDE SHOW
November 2017

10 Best Financial Benefits for Military Families

Members of the military have a lot of special financial challenges that most people don’t encounter. However, they have access to many special benefits, tax breaks and legal protections that can make ...

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Banking
October 2019

Find the Best Savings Account

Are you willing to walk for a higher return? There’s an app (and account) for that.

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Credit Reports & Scores
October 2019

How to Build a Credit History

Credit newbies can take advantage of both tried-and-true methods and new alternatives.

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Health Care & Insurance
October 2019

What You Should Know About Open Enrollment

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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Credit Cards
October 2019

Should You Get a Loan From Your Credit Card?

The convenience can come at a steep cost. But there are options.

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Saving Money
August 2019

Don't Get Burned by Falling Rates

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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Ask Kip
August 2019

What Being an "Authorized User" Does to Your Credit Score

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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Credit Reports & Scores
August 2019

Battle the Credit Bureaus ... and Win

Whether you’re contesting an error or combating fraud, use our guide to give yourself the best shot at success.

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Credit Cards
August 2019

Credit Card Perks Are Being Squeezed

It pays to shop around to find which companies still offer the best perks.

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Financial Planning
August 2019

What Your Financial Adviser Isn't Telling You

This consumer advocate says new rules to protect investors don’t go far enough.

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Credit Cards
August 2019

Capital One Data Breach: 5 Steps to Avoid Identity Theft, Fraud

Be proactive to protect your sensitive personal information from scammers.

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Credit Reports & Scores
July 2019

Equifax Data Breach Settlement: What You Need to Know

Answers to consumers' most pressing questions about preventing identity theft and protecting their credit reports after the massive credit-bureau hack.

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