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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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Banking
November 2017

Are Your Bank Accounts at Risk?

You can get a free ChexSystem report every year to check.

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Kip Tips
October 2017

Freeze Your Credit in 3 Steps

Freezing your accounts at the three major credit bureaus is the best way to prevent thieves from opening new credit accounts in your name.

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Credit Cards
October 2017

Fighting Identity Theft on the Dark Web

To prevent ID theft, credit card issuers monitor the dark web for your personal information.

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SLIDE SHOW
October 2017

Best Financial Services at Warehouse Clubs

The last time you visited your favorite warehouse club, you may have picked up a 15-pack of paper towels, 40 pounds of dog food and, no doubt, several items that weren’t on your list. But while you were ...

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Credit Cards
October 2017

A Premium Travel Credit Card -- With a Catch

If you're a frequent flier, this rewards card may be worth your while.

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Kip Tips
September 2017

The Equifax Data Breach: What You Should Do

One of the gatekeepers to your most sensitive personal information was hacked, bigtime. Here’s how to protect yourself.

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Technology
August 2017

New Strategies to Cut the Cable Cord

Next-generation strategies for getting rid of cable once and for all.

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SLIDE SHOW
August 2017

Streaming TV Services for Every Type of Viewer

Whether you’re looking for big games, grand finales, Hollywood premieres or trending events, these live TV streaming packages allow you to tune into whatever programs you desire. The best part: all cost ...

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Banking
August 2017

Easier Ways to Send Cash Fast

More banks and credit unions are offering peer-to-peer payments.

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Banking
August 2017

Savers Earn Slightly Better Yields

The Federal Reserve's rate hikes have (slightly) raised yields for savers.

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Banking
July 2017

Best Bank Accounts for Retirement

These checking accounts offer attractive perks to retirees.

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SLIDE SHOW
July 2017

The Best Rewards Credit Cards, 2017

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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Credit Cards
July 2017

Miles or Cash Back: Which Is the Better Credit-Card Reward?

MileCards.com can help you decide whether an air-miles reward card or a cash-back card will be a better deal for you.

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Banking
June 2017

Online Bill Paying Isn't Foolproof

Using your bank's bill-payment service is convenient, but the process isn't a slam dunk.

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SLIDE SHOW
May 2017

Best Credit Unions Anyone Can Join

Credit unions are nonprofit institutions owned by their members—meaning they tend to offer accounts and services that are more customer-friendly than those of large national banks. And like banks, they ...

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SLIDE SHOW
May 2017

The Best Regional Banks for You

Some regional banks rival national ones in size and reach, and they offer their customers similar resources. But many also strive to invest in the communities they serve. Here we highlight the top banks ...

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SLIDE SHOW
May 2017

Best Banks for High-Net-Worth Families

With their wealth-management and private-banking offerings, a lot of banks are courting clients with significant assets. We looked for banks that don't require you to be a multimillionaire to take advantage ...

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