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Beth Brophy

Contributing Writer
Kiplinger's Retirement Report

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Estate Planning
June 2018

Decluttering in Retirement (or at Any Age) Frees Space and the Soul

Whether you do it yourself or hire a pro, letting go of unneeded possessions is liberating for you and your heirs.

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March 2018

Girlfriend Getaways Gain Popularity Among Retirees, Preretirees

Many women over 50 are discovering the rejuvenating properties of vacationing with female friends.

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Leisure Spending
May 2017

For Retirees on the Go, Culinary Tours Put the Focus on Food

Foodie travelers have a menu of choices ranging from culinary cruises, cooking courses and winery tours.

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Financial Planning
April 2016

Retirees Moving to Be Near the Grandkids

Forget all those "best places to retire" lists: For some retirees, the top retirement destination is the place where their grandkids reside.

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Estate Planning
February 2016

Celebrating Life When Death Draws Near

A 'living funeral' provides an opportunity for the terminally ill to gather with close friends and relatives to share memories and stories.

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Making Your Money Last
October 2015

Hire a Personal Assistant to Ease the Burden

Getting help to handle small tasks can make a big difference for those who are juggling work and caregiving.

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August 2015

Solving Sibling Squabbles Over a Parent's Care

If advance planning didn't do the trick, hiring a professional mediator can help settle a family feud.

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July 2015

Vacations That Give Back

Take a “voluntourism” trip and you’ll see the world from a fresh perspective.

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Making Your Money Last
April 2015

How to Pick the Best Place to Retire

Narrow your choices by doing online research, and then plan to visit in person before settling on a new locale.

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July 2014

Meet New Friends As a Solo Traveler

Traveling alone doesn't have to be a lonely experience.

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November 2013

Take a Road Trip With Your Grandkids

'Grand travel' creates memories of a lifetime for both generations.

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October 2013

See the World With a House Sit or Exchange

Cutting your lodging costs can stretch your travel dollar.

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June 2009

Get in Shape on a Fitness Vacation

Fitness-minded travelers do everything from biking and Nordic walking to pilates and yoga.

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Making Your Money Last
May 2008

Money 101 for Your Spouse

When one spouse oversees the finances, make sure the other knows all the details.

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