Downsize Your Debt Before You Retire

From mortgages to credit cards, dealing with debt now can provide retirement security down the road.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article was originally published in the February 2013 issue of Kiplinger's Retirement Report. To subscribe, click here.

More and more Americans are stumbling through their final working years carrying a heavy debt burden. Those hoping for a long and happy retirement need to find a way to lighten the load.

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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.