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Emma Patch

Staff Writer
Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Emma Patch joined Kiplinger in 2020. Born in London to two New Yorkers, Emma grew up in Connecticut and graduated from Middlebury College in February of 2020 with a degree in comparative literature. She previously interned for Kiplinger's Retirement Report and before that, for a small investment bank in New York City. She served as editor-at-large and features editor for Middlebury's student newspaper, The Campus, and speaks French, Spanish and Russian.

Latest Features

May 2020

Best Video Apps for Staying in Touch

We rate five video-chat platforms for user-friendliness and security features.

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Kip Tips
April 2020

Coronavirus Car Insurance Rebates for the Road Less Traveled

People are driving less, and that means big auto insurance companies such as State Farm, Allstate and Geico are giving coronavirus-related rebates.

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March 2020

Money-Smart Ways to Spend Coronavirus Quarantine

With some states slowly opening back up their economies while others extend shelter in place orders, you may have lots of free time on your hand even if you're working from home. Money-smart Kiplinger ...

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April 2020

Travel Planning in the Time of Coronavirus

Insurance may not cover canceled vacations, but airlines and hotels may be flexible.

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October 2019

Senior Corps Lets You Give Back as a Volunteer

Helping your community in retirement can also help you connect with others.

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September 2019

The Surprising Benefits of Gardening in Retirement

Growing your own food can cut expenses, provide exercise and perhaps even improve mental health.

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Paying for College
August 2019

How to Help Grandchildren Pay for College

Follow these tax-saving strategies while gifting money to help fund their education.

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August 2019

Use Financial Apps to Track Spending in Retirement

Start keeping tabs on where your nest egg is really going with your smartphone.

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July 2019

Retirees, Be Prepared for a Natural Disaster

Compile an emergency kit, seek help from friends and family, and know evacuation routes away from danger.

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