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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.
It pays to shop around to find which companies still offer the best perks.
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Be proactive to protect your sensitive personal information from scammers.
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We’ve identified the banks and credit unions that offer the best combination of high rates, low fees and a customer-friendly focus.
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Large nationwide banks offer customers extensive networks of branches, a range of advisory and wealth-management services, and digital tools for account management.
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Retirees can find a lot to like about these accounts and institutions—low or no minimums, free checks and paper statements, and ample access to financial advice and investment options, to name a few.
Register your card to ensure you’re covered.
Is your credit score in the doldrums? If you're in the market for a loan, you need your score to rise – fast.
Good news: You may indeed be able to give your score a quick lift, depending on why ...
Some employers allow payroll deduction into 529 plans.
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Members of the military have a lot of special financial challenges that most people don’t encounter. However, they have access to many special benefits, tax breaks and legal protections that can make ...
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While you can't use the government's TreasuryDirect website to buy Treasury securities for your IRA, there are other ways to get the securities online.
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