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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

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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College Rankings
July 2019

How We Rank the Best College Values, 2019

This year, we've expanded our annual rankings to include 400 schools. Here's how we narrowed down our list to select the top colleges and universities for academics and affordability.

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College Rankings
July 2019

FAQs on Our Best College Value Rankings

Here are the answers to your questions about how we pick the schools on the list.

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SLIDE SHOW
July 2019

20 Best College Values in the U.S., 2019

The cost of college has skyrocketed. Over the past 30 years, the average cost of tuition and fees at private four-year colleges has more than doubled, and costs for in-state students attending public colleges ...

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College Rankings
July 2019

Academic Showstopper: Hamilton College

Stellar academics, generous financial aid packages and impressive four-year graduation rate, help make this small liberal arts college a top notch pick for new students.

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Ask Kip
July 2019

How to Use a Grandparent’s 529 Account to Reimburse College Expenses

Through timely withdrawals and good recordkeeping, a grandparent’s 529 college-savings plan can help families recoup money spent on college.

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529 Plans
July 2019

Raid the College Fund to Pay for K-12 Tuition?

Before you start using your 529 plan to pay private-school tuition, check with your state’s plan.

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Technology
June 2019

Find a Laptop That Fits You

If you’re upgrading, you won’t have to spend a bundle to get what you need.

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Millennial Money
June 2019

The Talk Before Moving In Together

Merging households and finances is a major step. Be sure to have an open and honest dialogue about each other's income and spending habits beforehand.

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Careers
May 2019

2019 College Graduates Have a Healthy Job Market

They can expect multiple offers as boomers retire and the economy chugs along.

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Small Business
April 2019

How to Build a Website

With these inexpensive tools, it’s easy to create your own site.

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Student Loans
April 2019

Watch for Student Loan Errors

Some loan servicers may be dropping the ball on keeping you up-to-date on how much you may owe.

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Paying for College
March 2019

How to Decipher a Financial Aid Letter

Some colleges blur the lines between loans and grants.

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Student Loans
January 2019

Relief for Student Borrowers

These workarounds may help borrowers who are ill, whose school closed, or who have other college debt issues.

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Millennial Money
January 2019

Monopoly for a New Generation

The game plays into millennial stereotypes, but in reality we’re not much different than other generations.

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Technology
January 2019

Keep Data Safe in the Cloud

Internet-based services to back up and store files and photos are inexpensive.

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Smart Buying
November 2018

Choose a Cheaper Wireless Plan

If you haven’t re-shopped your wireless phone plan in a few years, you’re probably paying a steep price for your loyalty.

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