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Kaitlin Pitsker

Associate Editor
Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Pitsker joined Kiplinger in the summer of 2012. Previously, she interned at the Post-Standard newspaper in Syracuse, N.Y., and with Chronogram magazine in Kingston, N.Y. She holds a BS in magazine journalism from Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

Latest Features

Millennial Money
April 2020

Don’t Leave Your Benefits Behind

When changing jobs, lock down health insurance and don’t forget your 401(k).

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Paying for College
March 2020

Is College Still a Good Investment?

Rising college costs and heavy debt have raised doubts about the payoff from a college degree.

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Getting Out of Debt
March 2020

Good Debt, Bad Debt: Knowing the Difference

It’s often smart to borrow to boost your income and your assets.

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Health Care & Insurance
March 2020

Tapping the Power of a Health Savings Account

Health savings accounts help defray the cost of high-deductible health plans. They’re also a powerful way to invest for retirement.

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Life Insurance
January 2020

How to Shop for Life Insurance

You may be able to estimate how much you need online, but that’s just the start of your search.

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Kip Tips
January 2020

A New Way to Repay College Loans

Parents may now use money from their 529 college-savings plans to help their children pay off student loans.

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December 2019

Great Getaways That Won’t Break the Bank

A strong dollar and more competition are creating travel bargains here and abroad.

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December 2019

Should You Bank With Google?

Tech companies may offer better deals than traditional banks. But there’s a trade-off.

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November 2019

How to Run for Local Office

If you’ve ever thought that you could do a better job than the elected officials currently in office, here’s how to launch a campaign—and win.

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November 2019

Drone Delivery Gets Closer to Reality

What’s that up in the sky? A bird? A plane? Nah, just your drugstore order.

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Leisure Spending
October 2019

Time Your Package Delivery Right

Online shoppers who procrastinate get a reprieve, but it may not be free.

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Ask Kip
November 2019

Health Plans for Early Retirees

Finding coverage until Medicare kicks in isn’t hard, but policies can be pricey.

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Health Care & Insurance
October 2019

How to Lower Your Health Care Costs

Choosing the right insurance policy is key to managing higher deductibles and co-pays.

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Health Care & Insurance
August 2019

Another Plus for High-Deductible Health Insurance Plans

New rules for plans with health savings accounts could trim your out-of-pocket costs.

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Ask Kip
August 2019

HSA Investing When You're Over 65

Older savers should revisit the investment mix in their health savings account as their tolerance for risk falls and their health care spending rises.

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Family Finances
August 2019

Drowning in Streaming Fees

With so many options to stream TV, movies and other programs, you could pay as much as you did for cable. Use our tips to save money and find the best services for you.

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College Rankings
July 2019

Kiplinger's Best College Values, 2019

Our expanded ranking names hundreds of colleges where you can get a quality education at an affordable price.

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