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Eleanor Laise

Associate 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

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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Saving for Retirement
July 2016

Savvy Retirement Moves for Women

Women must cover larger retirement costs with a smaller nest egg.

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Medicare
June 2016

Medicare Rules for Home Health Care

Making the most of Medicare's home health care policy is easier than you think.

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Fund Watch
June 2016

Target-Date Funds Creating New Risks for Older Investors

Fund providers are adjusting glide paths to overcome new retirement saving challenges

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Employee Benefits
June 2016

Missing Pensions Costly to Retirees

Think you're owed a pension, but no check is in the mail? Here's how to track down your benefits.

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Mortgages & Refinancing
May 2016

All in the Family Reverse Mortgages

An intra-family loan can be a cheaper and more flexible option, but there are risks for both the borrowers and family lenders.

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Making Your Money Last
April 2016

Older Couples Face Money Battles

As retirement approaches, it's common for spouses to bicker more over money. But taking some simple steps can help defuse the tension.

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Medicare
April 2016

Fight Back When Drugs Are Denied

If a pharmacist says your Medicare Part D plan won't cover your medicine, take these steps to remedy the situation.

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Stocks & Bonds
April 2016

Investments With a Social Impact

Want to put your money to good work? Socially conscious investors have a variety of new investment products to choose from.

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Making Your Money Last
March 2016

Will You Really Need to Replace 80% of Your Preretirement Paycheck?

How much you save for retirement now and how much you plan to spend in the future are two factors driving your personal income-replacement rate.

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Health Care & Insurance
March 2016

The High Cost of a Healthy Life

A new study finds that those with long life expectancies need to save more than they might expect to cover health care costs in retirement.

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Dividends
March 2016

Finding Stable Dividends in a Rough Market

In a world of slowing dividend growth and potentially rising interest rates, your dividend investing strategy may need some tweaks.

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Markets
February 2016

Assess Your Retirement Plan as the Markets Roil

Review your portfolio, adjust your withdrawal strategy and look for tax-saving opportunities to turn market lemons into lemonade.

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Fund Watch
January 2016

Looking for Yield in Closed-End Funds

These income-producing funds are trading at a discount.

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Annuities
January 2016

Avoid the Annuity Hard Sales Pitch

Get answers to some basic questions to make sure the investment is really right for you.

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