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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.
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An online collection of consumer beefs about financial services will remain publicly accessible.
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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Credit newbies can take advantage of both tried-and-true methods and new alternatives.
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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.
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.