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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.

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March 2019

12 Best Jobs If You Want to Be Your Own Boss

Sometimes the best career path is the one you blaze yourself. Self-employment affords you the opportunity to take full control of your work life: You can make your own hours, set up shop where it best ...

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March 2019

Best and Worst Liberal Arts Majors for Your Career

Liberal arts studies, in general, get a bad rap when it comes to career utility. But the rumors are only partly true. Yes, the median annual income for liberal arts majors is about 8% less than it is for ...

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February 2019

Best College Majors for a Lucrative Career 2019

College is often considered the surest path to a lucrative career. After all, while you can find some promising jobs without a college degree, the majority of the best jobs for the future require you to ...

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January 2019

Worst College Majors for a Lucrative Career 2019

Whether the high cost of college is worthwhile often depends on what you study. It’s true a full-time worker with a bachelor's typically earns about 80% more than someone with only a high school diploma, ...

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January 2019

12 Surprisingly Dangerous Jobs Worth the Risk

If “danger” is your middle name, why not add it to your resume? Taking on greater risk at work can lead to greater rewards. Such is the case for the following dozen jobs, which all endure high rates ...

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December 2018

Best Jobs Without a College Degree 2018

The highest-paying jobs typically require a big investment in education. But you can still follow plenty of good career paths straight out of high school, saving yourself the time and money you’d spend ...

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December 2018

15 Best Jobs With the Biggest Paychecks

If you're hoping to rake in the biggest bucks, be ready to invest in yourself first. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, higher levels of educational attainment typically lead to higher levels ...

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December 2018

Worst Things to Buy During the Holidays 2018

It's all too easy to get caught up in the holiday shopping frenzy. Stores are blaring your favorite holiday tunes. Santa is camped out near the food court with a long line of kids waiting to take a photo. ...

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December 2018

Best Jobs for the Future 2018

The U.S. job market is looking good. Unemployment is near a 50-year low, and wages are even starting to rise after remaining stubbornly stagnant for years. But some career tracks lead to a more prosperous ...

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November 2018

Worst Jobs for the Future 2018

With the U.S. unemployment rate near a 50-year low, it’s a great time to be looking for a new job. Employers have plenty of openings to fill, and wages are even starting to rise after remaining stubbornly ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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