The Best College Values

Associate editor Kaitlin Pitsker joins the show to discuss Kiplinger’s annual college value rankings. Plus, Sandy and Ryan discuss tax holidays and other back-to-school shopping deals.

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Ryan Ermey: The hard-partying state university or the quaint liberal arts college? When choosing a school, Kiplinger's wants you to keep one thing in mind above all else: Value. Our annual college rankings factor in everything from cost to aid to the average graduate's debt to deliver you a list of schools that give students the most bang for their buck. The brains behind these rankings? Kaitlin Pitsker, who joins us for an interview in our main segment. On today's show, Sandy and I dish on back-to-school shopping deals and a new edition of Fact Or Fiction tackles tax penalties for couples and IPO stocks. That's all ahead on this episode of Your Money's Worth. Stick around.

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Sandra Block
Senior Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Block joined Kiplinger in June 2012 from USA Today, where she was a reporter and personal finance columnist for more than 15 years. Prior to that, she worked for the Akron Beacon-Journal and Dow Jones Newswires. In 1993, she was a Knight-Bagehot fellow in economics and business journalism at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She has a BA in communications from Bethany College in Bethany, W.Va.