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Kalpana Fitzpatrick

Kalpana is an award-winning journalist with extensive experience in financial journalism. She is also the author of Invest Now: The Simple Guide to Boosting Your Finances, released in December 2022.

Her work includes writing for a number of media outlets, and was previously the editor of MoneyWeek’s sister title, The Money Edit.

Her experience includes writing for national papers and well-known women’s lifestyle and luxury titles. She was finance editor for Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, Red and Prima.

She started her career at the Financial Times group, covering pensions and investments.

As a money expert, Kalpana is a regular guest on TV and radio – appearances include BBC One’s Morning Live, ITV’s Eat Well, Save Well, Sky News and more. She was also the resident money expert for the BBC Money 101 podcast .

Kalpana writes a monthly money column for Ideal Home and a weekly one for Woman magazine.

Kalpana also often speaks at events. She is passionate about helping people be better with their money; her particular passion is to educate more people about getting started with investing the right way.

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State pensions

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Savings

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Savings

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Savings

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Personal finance

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Investment strategy

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Personal finance

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Stamp duty

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State pensions

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Personal finance

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Personal finance

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Learn about money – join our Money Masterclass
Investment strategy

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US Economy

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