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Stacy Rapacon

Online Editor
Kiplinger.com

Rapacon joined Kiplinger in October 2007 as a reporter with Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine and became an online editor for Kiplinger.com in June 2010. She previously served as editor of the "Starting Out" column, focusing on personal finance advice for people in their twenties and thirties, and is currently the managing editor of our Wealth Creation Channel.

Before joining Kiplinger, Rapacon worked as a senior research associate at b2b publishing house Judy Diamond Associates. She holds a B.A. degree in English from the George Washington University.

Latest Features

SLIDE SHOW
June 2018

50 Best Places to Retire in the U.S. 2018

Some states are better than others when it comes to how they rank as retirement destinations, based on critical financial factors. But where you ultimately choose to retire doesn't always come down to ...

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QUIZ
September 2016

The Travel Tipping Quiz

Ahhh, here comes the pool attendant with that fresh towel you asked for. Isn’t vacation relaxing? Not if you’re stressing about whether to tip him, how much to tip him or whether all these tips...

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Best Cities, States & Places
June 2018

New Hampshire: #9 Best State to Retire in 2018

The Granite State is the only state in the Northeast to break into the top 10 states for retirement.

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Best Cities, States & Places
June 2018

Utah: #10 Best State to Retire in 2018

One of our top 10 states for retirement based on financial factors, Utah has the added appeal of national parks and open vistas.

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Best Cities, States & Places
June 2018

Alabama: #6 Best State to Retire in 2018

Alabama, which ranked sixth on our list of the best states for retirement, offers retirees many of the perks of Florida for less money.

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Best Cities, States & Places
June 2018

Virginia: #7 Best State to Retire in 2018

Virginia isn't a classic retirement destination like Florida, but after ranking seventh on our list of the best states for retirement, it might become one.

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Best Cities, States & Places
June 2018

Florida: #8 Best State to Retire in 2018

Florida is the first state you think of when it comes to retirement, but it's the eighth state in our retirement rankings.

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Best Cities, States & Places
May 2018

Georgia: #3 Best State to Retire in 2018

After rating all 50 states for retirement based on living costs, taxes and similar factors, Georgia ranked third on our list of best states for retirees.

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Best Cities, States & Places
May 2018

North Dakota: #4 Best State to Retire in 2018

North Dakota ranked a surprising fourth in the nation on our list of best states for retirees, based on health- and finance-related factors.

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Best Cities, States & Places
May 2018

Tennessee: #5 Best State to Retire in 2018

After rating all 50 states for retirement based on financial factors, Tennessee ranked fifth on our list of best states for retirees.

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Best Cities, States & Places
May 2018

Hawaii: #2 Best State to Retire in 2018

After rating all 50 states for retirement based everything from health care to living costs, Hawaii ranked second on our list of best states for retirees.

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Best Cities, States & Places
May 2018

South Dakota: #1 Best State to Retire in 2018

After rating all 50 states for retirement based on factors including cost of living and taxes, South Dakota ranked first on our list of best states for retirees.

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SLIDE SHOW
May 2018

Cheapest States Where You'll Want to Retire 2018

Affordability is a key factor in deciding your ultimate retirement destination. After all, you need to make sure your living costs don't put too big a strain on your fixed income. Indeed, 67% of people ...

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SLIDE SHOW
May 2018

Cheapest States for Retirement 2018

Where you plan to retire has a lot to do with how much money you need to save for retirement. Local living costs may even lead (or force) you to relocate to a place that better suits your retirement nest ...

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SLIDE SHOW
May 2018

Best States for Retirement 2018

People approaching or just starting retirement may have plenty of life experience under their belts, but many are enjoying at least one brand-new feeling: a sense of freedom. Starting at age 60, the majority ...

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SLIDE SHOW
May 2018

Worst States for Retirement 2018

Deciding where to retire can be as important as planning when to retire. After all, your retirement destination determines how much you’ll need to pay in taxes, what your living costs will be and what ...

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SLIDE SHOW
May 2018

Best States to Retire 2018: All 50 States Ranked for Retirement

In contemplating retirement, the big question tends to be when to retire? Or, perhaps, how much money do you need to retire? But where to retire can be an equally pressing matter. In fact, according to ...

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