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Mary Kane

Associate Editor
Kiplinger's Retirement Report

Mary Kane is a financial writer and editor who has specialized in covering fringe financial services, such as payday loans and prepaid debit cards. She has written or edited for Reuters, the Washington Post, BillMoyers.com, MSNBC, Scripps Media Center, and more. She also was an Alicia Patterson Fellow, focusing on consumer finance and financial literacy, and a national correspondent for Newhouse Newspapers in Washington, DC. She covered the subprime mortgage crisis for the pathbreaking online site The Washington Independent, and later served as its editor. She is a two-time winner of the Excellence in Financial Journalism Awards sponsored by the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. She also is an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University, where she teaches a course on journalism and publishing in the digital age. She came to Kiplinger in March 2017.

Latest Features

Caregiving
September 2017

Coping Advice for Family Caregivers

Former governor Martin Schreiber discusses the often overlooked needs of caregivers.

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Careers
September 2017

Battling Age Bias When Job Hunting

Finding a new job later in life can present some challenges when it comes to age discrimination. Here's how to combat them.

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SLIDE SHOW
September 2017

10 Projects to Help You Live in Your Home Forever

In response to demands from baby boomers, aging-in-place improvements that help seniors stay safely in their homes are more stylish and functional than before. Think of a curved and tiled shower soap dish ...

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Family Finances
August 2017

Give Back to Support Your Hometown

Giving to a community foundation gives donors flexibility on where their financial aid flows and helps them make choices based on their interests.

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Caregiving
August 2017

Create a Contract for Family Care

Family caregiver contracts can range from informal to complex professional contracts drawn up by lawyers. Here's what you should know to decide what's best for you.

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Scams
June 2017

Beware Fraudsters When You Go Online

Master computer security basics to protect yourself from online fraud.

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Caregiving
June 2017

Helping Hands Offer Support at the End of Life

A growing network of 'death doulas' is gaining popularity while caring for patients and their families.

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IRAs
June 2017

Beware the Limits on IRA Rollovers

An IRA can be one of the best investments you make, but watch out: moving your money around too often may cost you.

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Employee Benefits
May 2017

Vets, Don't Miss Out on 'Hidden Benefits'

There are several substantial benefits many veterans and their families are eligible for, but may not be aware of.

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Roth IRAs
May 2017

Seed a Roth IRA for Your Grandkids

Help to start building your grandchild's nest egg early.

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Careers
May 2017

Smart Financial Moves If You Work Late in Life

Working past retirement age can provide an added boost to your retirement savings if you follow these steps.

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Caregiving
May 2017

Battle Isolation by Staying Engaged

Why it's important to offset a condition increasingly recognized as a health threat on par with smoking.

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Estate Planning
April 2017

Dealing With Debts After Death

When an elderly parent passes away and leaves debt, their adult children may question if they're now on the hook for any unpaid bills.

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Careers
April 2017

Older Workers Rebuild Professional Networks With the Help of LinkedIn

It's not just job ads that have gone online. Networking has gone virtual, too.

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