Kathy Kristof, CBS News

Kathy Kristof

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Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Past articles by Kathy:

Rising interest rates? Not for savers

Even as the Fed keeps hiking, rates on savings accounts at big banks remain in the basement → Read More

How to cope with a deluge of year-end charitable appeals

Don't get overwhelmed as your mailbox and in-box get stuffed with donation requests during the holiday season → Read More

Bumped from a flight? It could land you a windfall

Depending on the circumstances, the airline could owe you up to $1,350 — and more if your baggage is also lost → Read More

Holiday shopping: The curse of coupons and sales

These two popular techniques for saving money usually backfire for consumers -- but one strategy does work → Read More

Millennials aren't saving for the future? Wrong

They're known as a live-in-the-moment generation, but new research says this criticism misses the mark → Read More

Buying a home? Here's what rising mortgage rates will cost you

Here's a state-by-state look at how much higher interest costs add to monthly and total mortgage payments → Read More

What does age have to do with credit scores? Plenty

Once you understand how scores are derived, it makes sense that seniors have a 100-point edge over millennials → Read More

Kids cost parents most when they're adults

You think diapers and strollers are costly? Just wait until the little darlings turn 18 → Read More

New law lets consumers freeze credit for free

Consumers can deep freeze – and thaw -- their credit without cost thanks to a new law stemming from the Equifax hack → Read More

Crooks create second wave of hurricane devastation

Con artists will sweep in, hell-bent on taking advantage of victims trying to rebuild and donors looking to help → Read More

Health insurance scams soar amid Obamacare changes

A massive surge in health care-related robocalls shows how crooks follow the news to find new victims → Read More

Recent test found asbestos in some crayons

The latest U.S. PIRG tests on school supplies found trace amounts of asbestos in Playskool crayons → Read More

Chicken most likely to make you sicken, CDC illness data show

No single food has made as many people sick as chicken, according to a recent CDC analysis → Read More

"Nasty" sexploitation scam demands bitcoin ransom

Cybercrooks falsely claim they control the victim's webcam and used it to record compromising images → Read More

Feds crack down on bogus military charities

The FTC enlists more than 70 agencies in 50 states to file legal actions against dozens of unscrupulous groups → Read More

Thousands of Uber drivers to get settlement checks

FTC had sued the company last year, claiming it mislead drivers about income estimates and lease agreement terms → Read More

More than 130,000 injured vets due big tax refunds because of computer glitch

For decades, a Defense Department error resulted in veterans hurt in combat paying too much in taxes → Read More

Pros and cons of that $10,000 Amazon delivery business offer

Amazon is offering branded vans to help you start a delivery business, but you may want to think twice before accepting → Read More

Where the gender pay gap may start: At home

Parents pay boys twice as much allowance as girls, a study says, even though most chores have no gender difference → Read More

Side hustles are the new norm, but money is elusive

While 4 in 10 Americans have a side job, they're only earning enough to pay the cable bill → Read More