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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

Making Your Money Last
July 2017

Retirees, Prepare Your Nest Egg to Fight Inflation

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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Fund Watch
July 2017

Active Bond Funds on a Winning Streak

Active bond funds have an edge over stock-focused peers.

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Banking
July 2017

Get the Best Rates on Cash Holdings

Online banks give retirees the most bang for their buck on savings.

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Long-Term Care Insurance
June 2017

Long-Term Care Insurers Steering Through Tough Times

As the future of LTC insurance grows uncertain, make sure you check up on the stability of your insurer.

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Stocks & Bonds
June 2017

Retirees, Minimize Your Costs When Buying Bonds

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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Saving for Retirement
May 2017

Boost Your Returns With Brokered CDs

You can earn more with brokered certificates of deposit, but shop wisely.

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Careers
May 2017

Retirees, Survive and Thrive in the Gig Economy

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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Saving for Retirement
April 2017

Pensioners Fight Back Against Cuts

The Pension Rights Center's Karen Friedman discusses a new pension law that could negatively impact millions of retirees.

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Financial Planning
April 2017

Managing Your Money in Old Age

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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Financial Planning
March 2017

Fiduciary Rule Under Fire

Many investor-friendly changes by financial firms are now in place, but investors need to step it up when it comes to educating themselves.

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Dividends
March 2017

Retirees, Maximize Your Income From Dividends

Stocks that can deliver steady dividend growth, rather than the richest yields, offer the most fertile ground for dividend investors.

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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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