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Eleanor Laise

Senior Editor
Kiplinger's Retirement Report

Laise covers retirement issues ranging from income investing and pension plans to long-term care and estate planning. She joined Kiplinger in 2011 from the Wall Street Journal, where as a staff reporter she covered mutual funds, retirement plans and other personal finance topics. Laise was previously a senior writer at SmartMoney magazine. She started her journalism career at Bloomberg Personal Finance magazine and holds a BA in English from Columbia University.

Latest Features

Saving for Retirement
February 2017

Retirement Spending Strategies to Maximize Happiness

Keys to making a sustainable financial plan and following it.

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Saving for Retirement
February 2017

Retirees, Automate Your Spend-Down Plan

Online advisory services can help retirees determine a reasonable spending plan.

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Stocks & Bonds
February 2017

Rocky Road Ahead for Bond Investors

Retirees need to guard their bond holdings against higher rates and inflation while squeaking out a decent yield—a tall order when many parts of the bond market look expensive.

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Long-Term Care Insurance
January 2017

Hybrid Insurance Policies Gaining Steam

If you can't afford traditional long-term-care insurance, a new strategy that combines life insurance with long-term-care benefits may be more practical.

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Making Your Money Last
January 2017

Beware Pitches for High-Yielding CDs

Turbocharged certificates of deposit could be a risky investment.

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Mutual Funds
January 2017

Investors, Save Big on Mutual Fund Fees

Investment firms announce fee cuts for mutual funds and exchange-traded funds.

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Buying & Selling a Home
December 2016

Piece Two Homes Together Into One

Multigenerational living arrangements can help cut down living costs and bring families closer together.

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Health Care & Insurance
December 2016

How to Choose a Memory Care Unit

Advice on how to choose the right care facility for a loved one with dementia.

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Long-Term Care Insurance
December 2016

Can You Be Held Responsible for Your Parents' Long-Term-Care Costs?

Adult children could be sued by long-term-care facilities and siblings due to a little-known law.

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Annuities
November 2016

Annuities That Pay Off for the Sick

An alternative to long-term-care insurance for retirees with serious medical issues.

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Investor Psychology
October 2016

Mutual Fund Legend John Bogle: What’s Costing Investors Two-Thirds of Their Market Returns

In this exclusive interview, the Vanguard founder offers advice on how to boost investment income during retirement and much more.

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Mutual Funds
October 2016

New Rules for Money-Market Funds May Force Investors to Consider Cash Alternatives

The changes, combined with today's ultra-low yields, raise the question of whether it makes sense to keep much cash at all in money-market funds.

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Long-Term Care Insurance
October 2016

New Options for Seniors to Get Care at Home

For relatively healthy seniors who don't want to live in a retirement community, continuing care at home can be key to maintaining independence.

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Health Care & Insurance
September 2016

Make the Transition From Obamacare Coverage to Medicare

If you're in an Affordable Care Act marketplace plan, you should start thinking about Medicare enrollment several months before your 65th birthday.

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Stocks & Bonds
September 2016

How Retirees Can Earn Income From Preferred Stocks

With yields often exceeding 5%, these shares can deliver steady income.

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Saving for Retirement
August 2016

Shifting Gears From Saving to Spending in Retirement

Retirees, it's time to start thinking about long-term care costs, reinvestment and even giving your money away.

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Saving for Retirement
July 2016

Closed-End Muni Funds Offer Hefty Yields

Not impressed by the yields on your municipal bond mutual funds? Tax-sensitive income investors might find muni closed-end funds more rewarding.

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