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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.
Booking a trip with the right credit card can save you thousands.
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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 banks have the resources to serve up a variety of deposit accounts and loans, as well as financial planning, investing and wealth-management services. They also tend to have robust digital and mobile ...
Banks are eager to lure customers who tuck away considerable sums in deposit and investment accounts.
Clients who hold big balances with these banks are rewarded with lots of fee breaks, higher yields ...
Our top banks in this category offer extra discounts and perks if you're 65 or older (or 60 or older, in the case of our runner-up), such as breaks on fees and free or discounted checks and safe-deposit ...
A small-business owner's banking needs depend on the nature of the company. If you frequently deposit cash, for instance, you'll want access to a nearby branch. If banking exclusively online (or over the ...
Regional banks have a smaller reach than big national banks, but many are large enough to offer considerable resources for their customers. Regionals may also have a stronger focus on investing in their ...
As the Federal Reserve hikes interest rates, banks have been more generous in boosting yields on certificates of deposit.
Self-employment comes with extra flexibility—a trait that millennials prize—but it can also complicate your financial life.
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You're likely not as vigilant in protecting your rewards points and miles as you are with your bank and credit-card accounts—which is why they're vulnerable.
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If you're not taking advantage of a rewards credit card, you could be leaving a heap of money on the table.
The total value of points or miles earned in the first year with a travel rewards card is ...
Some rewards credit cards come with fat sign-up bonuses. Here's what you should know before registering.
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Tips for how to decipher which card best fits your needs.
The best financial adviser for you should work to serve your unique needs.
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When you have competing priorities, you may need more assistance sorting through your financial picture.
The closer you get to retirement the more likely you are to need all the help you can get.
Be sure to interview a few options and check into their backgrounds before hiring someone.