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Kiplinger's Retirement Report
Susan Garland is the former editor of Kiplinger's Retirement Report, a personal finance publication whose subscribers are retirees and those approaching retirement. Before joining Kiplinger in 2006, Garland was a freelance writer whose work appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, BusinessWeek, Modern Maturity (now AARP The Magazine), Fortune Small Business and other publications. For 12 years, Garland was a Washington-based correspondent for BusinessWeek, covering the White House, national politics, social policy and legal affairs. Garland is a graduate of Colgate University.
'Green Houses' offer homier atmospheres and more individual attention from caregivers.
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Make sure you take all the write-offs you deserve.
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Wealthy taxpayers who split time between states should be prepared to prove where their true home lies.
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Wanting to do more than just handing over cash, many donors are taking an active role in ensuring their charitable gift will yield results.
Setting up a special needs trust could help preserve your child's eligibility for benefits.
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You can do good and trim your tax bill at the same time.
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Federal rules now allow taxpayers to invest a portion of their retirement accounts into a longevity annuity.
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From tax-loss harvesting to donating appreciated stock, scour your financial picture to figure out the best ways to trim your taxes.
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The big changes in estate tax law in recent years can significantly affect estate plans that were put into place under old rules.
Using a liability-driven investing strategy can help retirees account for projected spikes in spending.
If you are about to turn 65, get up to speed quickly on the rules. Missing an enrollment deadline can be costly.
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Depending on the tax rates of you and your children, a traditional IRA may net a larger inheritance.
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It is critical to plan ahead. Among your tasks is to create a support system, build a team of professional advisers and find aging-friendly housing.
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Days spent in the hospital as an outpatient, rather than being officially admitted, can leave Medicare patients with bigger bills.
Run the numbers to compare both options, although nonfinancial factors play into the decision, too.
Expert help is required when you want to give a charity an asset such as a Web domain name or a share in a family business.
The size of your employer is a key factor in determining the answer.