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Eileen Ambrose

Eileen Ambrose

Senior Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Ambrose joined Kiplinger in June 2017 from AARP, where she was a writer and senior money editor for more than three years. Before that, she was a personal finance columnist and reporter at , and a reporter and assistant business editor at . Ambrose has a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, and a bachelor's degree in art history from Indiana University.
How Much Can You Contribute to a 401(k) for 2019?
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How Much Can You Contribute to a 401(k) for 2019?

The 401(k) contribution limit increased by $500 to $19,000 for 2019. Workers 50 and older can save an extra $6,000 for retirement.
January 10, 2020
Documents that Parents and College Students Need
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Documents that Parents and College Students Need

Here are a few documents that families will need if parents are to remain involved in the medical and financial affairs of a child who has reached adu…
October 28, 2019
The Benefits of Being FIRE-ish
retirement

The Benefits of Being FIRE-ish

You can adapt the Financial Independence, Retire Early movement to fit your lifestyle.
October 3, 2019
Live Well Without Running Out of Money in Retirement
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Live Well Without Running Out of Money in Retirement

These money-generating tactics will help retirement savers enjoy their golden years without stressing over cash.
September 17, 2019
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Why Stocks Are Best Held in a Roth IRA
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Why Stocks Are Best Held in a Roth IRA

Holding stocks in a Roth IRA makes the most of this tax-free account's features.
August 29, 2019
A Break on Inherited IRAs Could Disappear
retirement

A Break on Inherited IRAs Could Disappear

Congress takes aim at the so-called stretch IRA.
August 1, 2019
Claim Social Security at the Right Time
retirement

Claim Social Security at the Right Time

Retirees are forfeiting an average of $111,000 per household by filing for benefits early.
August 1, 2019
Savannah, Ga.: A Smart Place to Retire
retirement

Savannah, Ga.: A Smart Place to Retire

This city’s well-known historical district offers plenty of fascinating museums and local traditions.
July 9, 2019
When to Fire Your Adviser
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When to Fire Your Adviser

Here are six signs that the relationship with your financial professional is not working.
July 3, 2019
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Smart Ways to Give (or Lend) Money to Family
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Smart Ways to Give (or Lend) Money to Family

Keep good records, and don’t hand over money you can’t afford to lose.
June 6, 2019
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What to Do If You Have to Retire Early
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What to Do If You Have to Retire Early

Life throws you a curveball, and you end up leaving the workforce earlier than planned. Here’s what to do next.
May 21, 2019
How to Avoid Required Distributions from a Roth 401(k)
retirement

How to Avoid Required Distributions from a Roth 401(k)

Rolling a Roth 401(k) into a Roth IRA can eliminate required distributions for investors who want their money to continue to grow tax-free.
May 13, 2019
Retiring to Become a Caregiver
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Retiring to Become a Caregiver

Know your options and resources to help you in your new role.
May 9, 2019
How to Make a Million (or More!)
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How to Make a Million (or More!)

Four success stories — and guidance on how you, too, could reach this milestone.
April 5, 2019
FIRE Savers Race to Retirement
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FIRE Savers Race to Retirement

The Financial Independence, Retire Early (FIRE) movement is catching on with a new generation that is redefining what it means to be retired.
March 21, 2019
Expect Aftershocks From the Government Shutdown
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Expect Aftershocks From the Government Shutdown

The next concern: Economists worry that lawmakers will fail to reach a debt-ceiling deal.
March 7, 2019
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Managing a Financial Hardship: Real Life Stories
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Managing a Financial Hardship: Real Life Stories

If you get laid off or are hit with a major household expense, do you have enough saved to help cover expenses? Here’s how three people were able to c…
March 6, 2019
Annuities Pitched With a Free Dinner? Be Wary
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Annuities Pitched With a Free Dinner? Be Wary

When a financial adviser invites you to a free meal, complicated, high-cost flavors of annuities are often on the menu.
January 31, 2019
Countdown to Retirement
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Countdown to Retirement

For a smooth ride to retirement, take these financial steps when you have 10 years, five years and one year to go.
January 25, 2019
Countdown to Retirement: 1 Year Away
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Countdown to Retirement: 1 Year Away

For a smooth ride to retirement, take these financial steps when you one year to go.
January 3, 2019
Countdown to Retirement: 5 Years Away
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Countdown to Retirement: 5 Years Away

For a smooth ride to retirement, take these financial steps when you have 5 years to go.
January 3, 2019
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Countdown to Retirement: 10 Years Away
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Countdown to Retirement: 10 Years Away

For a smooth ride to retirement, take these financial steps when you have 10 years to go.
January 3, 2019
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To Save More, Imagine Your Retirement
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To Save More, Imagine Your Retirement

Now make your dreams come true by saving more in your tax-advantaged plans.
November 29, 2018
Estate Planning: A Family Affair
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Estate Planning: A Family Affair

Use our guide to save on taxes, avoid probate and keep peace among your heirs.
November 1, 2018
Lawmakers Want to Help You Save More in Your 401(k)
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Lawmakers Want to Help You Save More in Your 401(k)

Legislation to encourage retirement savings is on deck in Congress, but critics says it’s nowhere near ambitious enough.
August 30, 2018
Make Your Money Last Through Retirement
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Make Your Money Last Through Retirement

Create a stream of income that will see you through retirement.
August 30, 2018
How to Tap Into Your Nest Egg
A single golden egg in a nest made from dollar bills isolated on white background.The single egg represents a single investment for the future, usually retirement or a college fund.
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How to Tap Into Your Nest Egg

Use the 4% rule to help determine how much you'll need and when.
August 30, 2018