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Susan B. Garland

Contributing Editor
Kiplinger's Retirement Report

Susan Garland is the former editor of Kiplinger's Retirement Report, 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 New York Times, the Washington Post, BusinessWeek, Modern Maturity (now AARP The Magazine), Fortune Small Business and other publications. For 12 years, Garland was a Washington-based correspondent for BusinessWeek, covering the White House, national politics, social policy and legal affairs. Garland is a graduate of Colgate University.

Latest Features

Caregiving
April 2018

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.

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Caregiving
February 2018

Support Groups for Retired Men

Bonding over books or bocce can spark important conversations and help stave off depression in retirement.

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Saving Money
January 2018

Find a Match to Share Your Home

Consider this alternative to senior housing or moving in with families.

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Careers
October 2017

Retirees, Start a Nonprofit to Serve a Need

If there's a cause you're passionate about, you could help fill a gap.

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Careers
September 2017

Boomers Eye Work in Aging Market

Earn additional income in retirement by starting a business that serves your peers.

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Financial Planning for Alzheimer's
July 2017

Build an Action Plan For Alzheimer’s

Creating an action blueprint can give you some control over the future as your disease progresses.

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Careers
April 2017

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 higher graduation rates.

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Health Care & Insurance
February 2017

An Emergency Room Designed for Older Patients

Specialized hospital units for senior citizens can better diagnose and treat non-trauma patients over age 65.

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Careers
February 2017

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.

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Health Care & Insurance
February 2017

Obamacare Repeal Could Raise Health Care Costs for Medicare Beneficiaries

What's on the line if the Affordable Care Act is wiped out.

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Health Care & Insurance
January 2017

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.

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Caregiving
January 2017

Caregiving Teams Help Friends in Need

Local volunteer networks can assist those who need help with medical care.

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Best Cities, States & Places
November 2016

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.

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Family Finances
October 2016

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.

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Caregiving
March 2016

A New Model for Nursing Home Care

'Green Houses' offer homier atmospheres and more individual attention from caregivers.

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Tax Prep & Filing
March 2016

Valuable Tax Breaks for Retirees

Make sure you take all the write-offs you deserve.

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Tax Planning
February 2016

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.

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