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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.
Look for stocks –- we pick four of them here -- that boast a powerful combination of generous dividend yield, strong dividend growth and low payout ratio.
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If you don't rebalance, your stock allocation may grow far beyond your comfort zone, setting you up for unpleasant surprises in a market downturn.
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Workers have a natural hedge against rising prices because wages tend to rise with inflation. But once you retire, “this insurance is gone,” warns a financial planner.
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Active bond funds have an edge over stock-focused peers.
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Online banks give retirees the most bang for their buck on savings.
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As the future of LTC insurance grows uncertain, make sure you check up on the stability of your insurer.
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A new rule will require brokerage firms to disclose the markup or markdown on retail customers' trade confirmations for most corporate- and agency-bond trades.
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You can earn more with brokered certificates of deposit, but shop wisely.
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With hundreds of online platforms focused on everything from ride-sharing to legal services, there's a good chance you can find work that fits your interests and expertise.
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The Pension Rights Center's Karen Friedman discusses a new pension law that could negatively impact millions of retirees.
Declining financial abilities may not only result in a few unpaid bills but also leave you vulnerable to financial abuse and drain your nest egg.
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Many investor-friendly changes by financial firms are now in place, but investors need to step it up when it comes to educating themselves.
Stocks that can deliver steady dividend growth, rather than the richest yields, offer the most fertile ground for dividend investors.
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Keys to making a sustainable financial plan and following it.
Online advisory services can help retirees determine a reasonable spending plan.
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.
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.