Alina Tugend

Contributing Writer, Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Alina Tugend writes regularly on education, personal business and a variety of other subjects for the New York Times, the Chronicle of Higher EducationKiplinger and other national publications. From 2005 to 2015, she wrote the biweekly Shortcuts column for the New York Times business section, which received the Best in Business Award for personal finance by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. In 2011, Riverhead published Tugend's first book, Better by Mistake: The Unexpected Benefits of Being Wrong. Her work for the Atlantic, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post and other national media can be seen at www.alinatugend.com.

Insurance for Long-Term Care at Home
retirement

Insurance for Long-Term Care at Home

In the wake of COVID-wracked nursing homes, increasingly more people are looking at options to age in place with long-term care insurance.
September 17, 2020
When Elder Care Requires Legal Advice
Caregiving

When Elder Care Requires Legal Advice

Consult an elder care lawyer preemptively to avoid making a panicked phone call in the moment.
September 15, 2020
Back in School Decades Later
Empty Nesters

Back in School Decades Later

Getting a degree or certificate in retirement or later in life can have its advantages.
September 2, 2020
Sandwich Generation Faces Caregiving Challenges
Caregiving

Sandwich Generation Faces Caregiving Challenges

The sandwich generation has it tough in the best of times. The pandemic has made it even tougher.
August 26, 2020
Don’t Be a ‘Helicopter Child’ in Retirement
Caregiving

Don’t Be a ‘Helicopter Child’ in Retirement

Signs and signals you're hovering over your aging parents and infantilizing them.
August 26, 2020
Pass Along Life Lessons With an Ethical Will
retirement

Pass Along Life Lessons With an Ethical Will

Create a legacy letter to communicate values, experiences and life lessons to your family.
June 9, 2020
Great Jobs for Retirees
retirement

Great Jobs for Retirees

Whether you are looking for an encore career or a low-stress job to supplement your income, here’s how to find the perfect gig.
June 3, 2020
How to Participate in a Clinical Trial
retirement

How to Participate in a Clinical Trial

New policies and guidelines emerge to ensure that more people, especially those age 65 and older, are included in clinical trials.
May 6, 2020
Tips for Dating Later in Life
retirement

Tips for Dating Later in Life

Dating as an older adult can be both easier and more difficult than it is for younger adults.
February 10, 2020
Test-Drive Your Retirement
retirement

Test-Drive Your Retirement

Before you quit your job, try out your new budget and your new lifestyle.
December 23, 2019