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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.

Latest Features

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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SLIDE SHOW
November 2017

People You Should Tip at the Holidays

The holiday season is prime time to give back to 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. Scroll through ...

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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
September 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
September 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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