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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.

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Financial Planning
April 2018

Find the Right Financial Advice at the Right Price

The best financial adviser for you should work to serve your unique needs.

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Financial Planning
April 2018

The Best Financial-Planning Options for Families Saving for Retirement and College

When you have competing priorities, you may need more assistance sorting through your financial picture.

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Financial Planning
April 2018

The Best Financial-Planning Options for Near-Retirees

The closer you get to retirement the more likely you are to need all the help you can get.

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Kip Tips
April 2018

How to Vet a Financial Adviser

Be sure to interview a few options and check into their backgrounds before hiring someone.

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Financial Planning
April 2018

The Best Financial-Planning Options for Single Savers

At this stage of life, a robo adviser with a low minimum asset requirement may be sufficient, but you might also consider a financial planner who charges a flat fee or by the hour for extra help with broader planning.

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Mutual Funds
April 2018

Money-Market Funds Offering Juicier Yields

Beware, however: They are not protected from losses by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

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Kip Tips
March 2018

How to Make a Complaint and Get Results

Keep your cool, create a paper trail and take it all the way to the top if you need to.

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Scams
February 2018

New Ways to Foil Hackers and Protect Your Identity

These tools guard your smart gadgets and your identity.

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Economic Forecasts
February 2018

3 Upsides of Rising Interest Rates

The Federal Reserve is slowly turning the volume back up on interest rates. For some, there's a silver lining.

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Credit Reports & Scores
February 2018

Did You Freeze Your Credit? Watch Out for These Pitfalls

If you put your credit reports on ice, watch out for these slippery spots.

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Kip Tips
January 2018

A Great New Travel Rewards Card -- Without an Annual Fee

PenFed Pathfinder Rewards American Express is a good new option of no-fee travel rewards cards.

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SLIDE SHOW
January 2018

Best Rewards Credit Cards for Travel

Rewards credit cards keep getting more and more rewarding. For the past several years, card issuers have been hustling to attract customers with generous sign-up bonuses and ongoing perks that have the ...

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Saving Money
January 2018

Financial Tools for Savers With Big Balances

Workarounds for when your bank isn't passing on higher yields to you.

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Credit Cards
December 2017

Airline Rewards Cards Without the Fee

You can take advantage of new no-fee card offerings from Delta and United to buy plane tickets with miles or credits.

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Millennial Money
December 2017

How to Tame Your Student Loans

Don't let the burden bar you from saving for your future.

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Scams
December 2017

Fighting Financial Fraud and Identity Theft

Learn what it's like on the front lines on our ride along with the scam police.

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Kip Tips
December 2017

5 Keys to Keeping Your Data Secure

Protect yourself from would-be identity thieves.

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