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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.
As the Federal Reserve hikes interest rates, banks have been more generous in boosting yields on certificates of deposit.
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Self-employment comes with extra flexibility—a trait that millennials prize—but it can also complicate your financial life.
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You're likely not as vigilant in protecting your rewards points and miles as you are with your bank and credit-card accounts—which is why they're vulnerable.
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If you're not taking advantage of a rewards credit card, you could be leaving a heap of money on the table.
The total value of points or miles earned in the first year with a travel rewards card is ...
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Some rewards credit cards come with fat sign-up bonuses. Here's what you should know before registering.
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Tips for how to decipher which card best fits your needs.
The best financial adviser for you should work to serve your unique needs.
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When you have competing priorities, you may need more assistance sorting through your financial picture.
The closer you get to retirement the more likely you are to need all the help you can get.
Be sure to interview a few options and check into their backgrounds before hiring someone.
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.
Beware, however: They are not protected from losses by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
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Keep your cool, create a paper trail and take it all the way to the top if you need to.
These tools guard your smart gadgets and your identity.
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The Federal Reserve is slowly turning the volume back up on interest rates. For some, there's a silver lining.
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If you put your credit reports on ice, watch out for these slippery spots.
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PenFed Pathfinder Rewards American Express is a good new option of no-fee travel rewards cards.