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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.
Money is a common cause of conflict in relationships and, sadly, the reason that many couples split up. Among divorcees, 21% say that money was the reason for the split—and the higher the...
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Take steps to keep speakers, security cameras and other smart devices safe from hackers who want to steal your data—or worse.
Before shelling out extra cash on insurance for your mobile device, check to see if your credit card's benefits include coverage.
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Selecting the right strategy for when to claim Social Security will pay off for years to come. But there’s a lot more to maximizing your benefits.
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Knowing your card’s mechanics can help you avoid high rates and fees.
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No matter how much you try to swat them away, pesky fees keep nibbling at your travel bookings, wireless plans, bank accounts, investments and pretty much every other part of your financial life. Although ...
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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. <...
A weekly allowance can be an important tool to help teach your son or daughter about how to manage money.
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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It’s getting more difficult to find free checking. Here are some workarounds.
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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 ...
Are you willing to walk for a higher return? There’s an app (and account) for that.
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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The convenience can come at a steep cost. But there are options.
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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