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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
June 2018

Make the Most of Rising CD Rates

As the Federal Reserve hikes interest rates, banks have been more generous in boosting yields on certificates of deposit.

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Millennial Money
June 2018

The Benefits of Being Your Own Boss

Self-employment comes with extra flexibility—a trait that millennials prize—but it can also complicate your financial life.

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Travel
May 2018

Hackers Target Loyalty Programs

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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SLIDE SHOW
May 2018

The Best Rewards Credit Cards, 2018

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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Kip Tips
May 2018

Nab a Signing Bonus on These Rewards Cards

Some rewards credit cards come with fat sign-up bonuses. Here's what you should know before registering.

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Credit Cards
May 2018

Plot Your Strategy to Pick the Best Rewards Card

Tips for how to decipher which card best fits your needs.

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Financial Planning
April 2018

Find the Right Financial Advice at the Right Price

The best financial adviser for you should work to serve your unique needs.

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Financial Planning
April 2018

The Best Financial-Planning Options for Families Saving for Retirement and College

When you have competing priorities, you may need more assistance sorting through your financial picture.

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Financial Planning
April 2018

The Best Financial-Planning Options for Near-Retirees

The closer you get to retirement the more likely you are to need all the help you can get.

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Kip Tips
April 2018

How to Vet a Financial Adviser

Be sure to interview a few options and check into their backgrounds before hiring someone.

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Financial Planning
April 2018

The Best Financial-Planning Options for Single Savers

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.

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Mutual Funds
April 2018

Money-Market Funds Offering Juicier Yields

Beware, however: They are not protected from losses by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

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Kip Tips
March 2018

How to Make a Complaint and Get Results

Keep your cool, create a paper trail and take it all the way to the top if you need to.

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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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