Harriet Edleson

Contributing Writer, Kiplinger's Retirement Report

Harriet Edleson is an expert on baby boomer retirement strategies. She has written the Retiring feature for The New York Times and the Where We Live feature for The Washington Post. A former writer/editor/producer for AARP where she specialized in Social Security, she now writes for Kiplinger's Retirement Report. A graduate of Mount Holyoke College with a B.A. in sociology, she began her writing career at the Gannett Westchester (N.Y.) Newspapers and the Houston Chronicle. Her forthcoming book, 12 Ways to Retire on Less: Planning an Affordable Future is to be published in May 2021 by Rowman & Littlefield next year. Other areas of interest are real estate, health, and travel.

The Ways Pets Improve Our Retirement Well-Being
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Empty Nesters

The Ways Pets Improve Our Retirement Well-Being

Getting pet-friendly when you leave the work world may give you a healthy boost.
October 14, 2020
Land a New Job With an Ageless Resume
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Land a New Job With an Ageless Resume

Build a resume that focuses on your skills and experience, not your age.
August 13, 2020
Resources for alternative forms of transportation needed by many older adults
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Resources for alternative forms of transportation needed by many older adults

For many older adults, having an alternative mode of transportation may be the difference between independence and social isolation.
June 29, 2020
How to Transition into Retirement
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How to Transition into Retirement

Shifting into retirement can be bumpy, but having a plan (or stumbling upon one) can make the switch smoother.
May 18, 2020
Choosing an Active Adult Community
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Choosing an Active Adult Community

Smart tips to help you find the right place for you to land in retirement.
February 3, 2020