Retirement Spending Strategies to Maximize Happiness

Keys to making a sustainable financial plan and following it.

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When it comes to making financial decisions, we’d all like to be perfectly rational. Alas, we’re human: We procrastinate, we are hypersensitive to losses, and we allow emotions to sway our decisions. Those traits may cause us to delay saving for retirement or hold on to a losing stock that we should have dumped years ago.

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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.