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Kimberly Lankford has been a financial journalist for more than 20 years. As the “Ask Kim” columnist at Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, she received hundreds of reader questions every month about insurance, taxes, retirement planning and other personal finance issues. Her financial articles have also appeared in the Washington Post, U.S. News & World Report, AARP Magazine, Boston Globe, PBS Next Avenue, Bloomberg Wealth Manager and Military Officer Magazine, and her syndicated columns were published regularly in the Chicago Tribune, Denver Post, Baltimore Sun and other papers. She received the personal finance Best in Business Award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, and she has written three books: The Insurance Maze: How You Can Save Money on Insurance – and Still Get the Coverage You Need, Rescue Your Financial Life, and Ask Kim for Money Smart Solutions. One of her favorite projects was writing The Financial Field Manual: Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Guide for Military Families, which is in its 4th edition and is distributed to military bases throughout the world.