Claudia Buck

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Vacation season is coming up; don’t get burned by ‘deals’

April 18, 2015 05:00 PM

UPDATED April 19, 2015 12:00 PM

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Claudia Buck is the Personal Finance columnist and business editor at The Sacramento Bee. She's worked at The Bee since 2005. Amid the financial turmoil of the recent recession, she became the personal finance writer, helping readers cope with some of the confusing, daunting and perplexing aspects of managing our financial lives. She serves on the journalism advisory board of her alma mater, Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo. Reach her at cbuck@sacbee.com or 916-321-1968. Twitter: @Claudia_Buck.