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Susan B. Garland
Contributing Editor, Kiplinger's Retirement Report
Susan Garland is the former editor of a personal finance publication whose subscribers are retirees and those approaching retirement. Before joining Kiplinger in 2006, Garland was a freelance writer whose work appeared in the the (now ), and other publications. For 12 years, Garland was a Washington-based correspondent for covering the White House, national politics, social policy and legal affairs. Garland is a graduate of Colgate University.
Plan Your Funeral as a Gift to the Kids
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Plan Your Funeral as a Gift to the Kids

Lifting the burden now will ensure your last wishes are carried out at the right price.
May 31, 2019
Travel Back in Time With DNA Results
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Travel Back in Time With DNA Results

Advances in online genealogical research are providing people with more information about their roots than ever before.
May 2, 2019
Voice Assistants Can Help Older Adults
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Voice Assistants Can Help Older Adults

How devices including Amazon Echo and Apple HomePod can help seniors feel more connected.
August 8, 2018
Serving as Caregiver Takes Toll as You Age
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Serving as Caregiver Takes Toll as You Age

Experts urge training, support and rest for aging caregivers as seniors caring for seniors in retirement becomes increasingly common.
April 17, 2018
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A Public Pension and Full Social Security Benefits? No Way
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A Public Pension and Full Social Security Benefits? No Way

Social Security benefits can be reduced for retirees who receive a pension from the federal, state or local government.
February 22, 2018
Support Groups for Retired Men
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Support Groups for Retired Men

Bonding over books or bocce can spark important conversations and help stave off depression in retirement.
February 7, 2018
Find a Match to Share Your Home
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Find a Match to Share Your Home

Consider this alternative to senior housing or moving in with families.
January 4, 2018
Retirees, Start a Nonprofit to Serve a Need
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Retirees, Start a Nonprofit to Serve a Need

If there's a cause you're passionate about, you could help fill a gap.
October 26, 2017
Boomers Eye Work in Aging Market
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Boomers Eye Work in Aging Market

Earn additional income in retirement by starting a business that serves your peers.
September 14, 2017
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Appeal a Decision by Social Security
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Appeal a Decision by Social Security

Beneficiaries can seek a reevaluation of most benefit decisions.
August 7, 2017
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Build an Action Plan For Alzheimer’s
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Build an Action Plan For Alzheimer’s

Creating an action blueprint can give you some control over the future as your disease progresses.
July 21, 2017
Leaving a Legacy to Future Generations
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Leaving a Legacy to Future Generations

Intergenerational programs involving older adult volunteers and school-age children can lead to reading gains, improvement in class behavior and highe…
April 17, 2017
An Emergency Room Designed for Older Patients
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An Emergency Room Designed for Older Patients

Specialized hospital units for senior citizens can better diagnose and treat non-trauma patients over age 65.
February 24, 2017
Retirees, Join a Nonprofit as an Encore Career
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Retirees, Join a Nonprofit as an Encore Career

Many baby boomers with long careers in the business world are now eyeing work in the nonprofit sector.
February 22, 2017
Obamacare Repeal Could Raise Health Care Costs for Medicare Beneficiaries
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Obamacare Repeal Could Raise Health Care Costs for Medicare Beneficiaries

What's on the line if the Affordable Care Act is wiped out.
February 4, 2017
Early Retirees With Obamacare Plans Face Uncertain Future
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Early Retirees With Obamacare Plans Face Uncertain Future

Those in their fifties and sixties with health coverage through the Affordable Care Act may get hit the hardest by a repeal.
January 30, 2017
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Caregiving Teams Help Friends in Need
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Caregiving Teams Help Friends in Need

Local volunteer networks can assist those who need help with medical care.
January 6, 2017
Communities Seek to Be Age Friendly
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Communities Seek to Be Age Friendly

More retirees are looking for places to call home that can accommodate their wants and needs, but aren't assisted living facilities.
November 7, 2016
Raise Money for Personal Bills on Crowdfunding Sites
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Raise Money for Personal Bills on Crowdfunding Sites

Before you move forward with setting up an online crowdfunding campaign, here's what you need to know.
October 25, 2016
A New Model for Nursing Home Care
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A New Model for Nursing Home Care

'Green Houses' offer homier atmospheres and more individual attention from caregivers.
March 24, 2016
Valuable Tax Breaks for Retirees
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Valuable Tax Breaks for Retirees

Make sure you take all the write-offs you deserve.
March 10, 2016
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States Targeting Snowbirds Fleeing to Tax-Friendlier Climates
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States Targeting Snowbirds Fleeing to Tax-Friendlier Climates

Wealthy taxpayers who split time between states should be prepared to prove where their true home lies.
February 25, 2016
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Charitable Giving With an Impact
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Charitable Giving With an Impact

Wanting to do more than just handing over cash, many donors are taking an active role in ensuring their charitable gift will yield results.
December 22, 2015
Create a Plan for an Adult Child With Disabilities
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Create a Plan for an Adult Child With Disabilities

Setting up a special needs trust could help preserve your child's eligibility for benefits.
December 15, 2015
Get Tax Breaks for Charitable Giving
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Get Tax Breaks for Charitable Giving

You can do good and trim your tax bill at the same time.
December 1, 2015
Year-End Moves Can Cut Retirees' 2015 Tax Bills
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Year-End Moves Can Cut Retirees' 2015 Tax Bills

From tax-loss harvesting to donating appreciated stock, scour your financial picture to figure out the best ways to trim your taxes.
November 11, 2015
New Annuity Product Provides an Income Stream for a Long Life
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New Annuity Product Provides an Income Stream for a Long Life

Federal rules now allow taxpayers to invest a portion of their retirement accounts into a longevity annuity.
November 5, 2015