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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.

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
July 2018

Great Places to Retire in Tax-Friendly States

Not to be too grim, but as you're approaching retirement, you need to think seriously about the only two certainties in this world: death and taxes. On the bright side, you can do a number of things to ...

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SLIDE SHOW
July 2018

Retire in the Midwest? 12 Surprisingly Great Places

There's no rule that says you must head south for retirement. America's Heartland has plenty for retirees to love. Many states in the Midwest offer affordability, beautiful scenery, an abundance of activities ...

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SLIDE SHOW
July 2018

Great Places to Retire in the South 2018

Trying to decide which way to head for retirement? One well-worn option: Follow the birds. Migrating south is a popular move, not just for the winter and not only among retirees. Since 2010, the South ...

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SLIDE SHOW
July 2018

16 Expensive Places to Retire That Are Worth It

Where you ultimately choose to retire doesn't always come down to dollars and cents. Indeed, the top reason people move in retirement is to be closer to family, according to a survey by Merrill Lynch and ...

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SLIDE SHOW
July 2018

12 Reasons You'll Never Be a Millionaire

Wealthy people usually aren't born that way. Most spend their lives amassing their fortunes by working hard, spending little, saving a lot and investing wisely. It may sound like a simple strategy, but ...

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SLIDE SHOW
July 2018

10 of the Happiest Places to Retire in the U.S.

A state of happiness cannot be pinpointed on a map. But a great deal of residents seem to have found it in these 10 places, according to the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index. Digital health company ...

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SLIDE SHOW
July 2018

10 Great Places to Retire If You Hate the Cold

Are you hoping to retire your snow gear when you exit the workforce? We don't blame you. Harsh winters can be particularly difficult as you age. Older adults lose body heat faster than when they were younger, ...

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SLIDE SHOW
July 2018

Great Places to Retire Near the Mountains

Retirement may afford you the perfect time to gain some perspective in life—and what better place to do it than in the mountains? On top of the scenic views, higher altitudes also give you cooler weather ...

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SLIDE SHOW
June 2018

Great Places to Retire Near the Beach

Lazing about the beach is a common retirement dream, but you don't necessarily need to buy an expensive oceanfront condo to live it. You can find great places to retire in America's Heartland, far from ...

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SLIDE SHOW
June 2018

Great Small Towns for Retirement

Big cities can offer many amenities for retirees: Public transportation, plenty of doctors and lots of things to see and do. The right small towns are packed with enough amenities to make them equally ...

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SLIDE SHOW
June 2018

Cheapest Places Where You'll Want to Retire 2018

If you're looking for a cheap retirement destination, you can pretty much count out the West Coast, the Northeast, Alaska and Hawaii. Still, more than half of U.S. states offer at least one great affordable ...

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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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