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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.
Rising college costs and heavy debt have raised doubts about the payoff from a college degree.
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It’s often smart to borrow to boost your income and your assets.
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Health savings accounts help defray the cost of high-deductible health plans. They’re also a powerful way to invest for retirement.
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You may be able to estimate how much you need online, but that’s just the start of your search.
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Parents may now use money from their 529 college-savings plans to help their children pay off student loans.
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A strong dollar and more competition are creating travel bargains here and abroad.
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Tech companies may offer better deals than traditional banks. But there’s a trade-off.
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If you’ve ever thought that you could do a better job than the elected officials currently in office, here’s how to launch a campaign—and win.
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What’s that up in the sky? A bird? A plane? Nah, just your drugstore order.
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Online shoppers who procrastinate get a reprieve, but it may not be free.
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Finding coverage until Medicare kicks in isn’t hard, but policies can be pricey.
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Choosing the right insurance policy is key to managing higher deductibles and co-pays.
New rules for plans with health savings accounts could trim your out-of-pocket costs.
Older savers should revisit the investment mix in their health savings account as their tolerance for risk falls and their health care spending rises.
With so many options to stream TV, movies and other programs, you could pay as much as you did for cable. Use our tips to save money and find the best services for you.
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Our expanded ranking names hundreds of colleges where you can get a quality education at an affordable price.
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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.