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Eleanor Laise

Senior Editor
Kiplinger's Retirement Report

Laise covers retirement issues ranging from income investing and pension plans to long-term care and estate planning. She joined Kiplinger in 2011 from the Wall Street Journal, where as a staff reporter she covered mutual funds, retirement plans and other personal finance topics. Laise was previously a senior writer at SmartMoney magazine. She started her journalism career at Bloomberg Personal Finance magazine and holds a BA in English from Columbia University.

Latest Features

SLIDE SHOW
February 2019

6 Super-Agers' Secrets to Keeping Your Brain Sharp

If you’re reading this while pedaling a stationary bike, sipping a blueberry smoothie and chatting with your gym buddies, congratulations: You just might become a “super ager.” Super agers are ...

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Social Security
February 2019

Social Security Scams Are a Growing Threat

As scammers get more aggressive, some types of Social Security fraud are growing exponentially. Here’s what you can do to safeguard your personal data and keep fraudsters from stealing your Social Security benefits.

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Caregiving
February 2019

Discover the Secrets of Super Agers

Diet, exercise, a positive attitude and strong friendships are the keys to health and longevity.

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SLIDE SHOW
January 2019

Are You Really Ready to Retire? 8 Steps to a Happy Retirement

Last year, Nick Crisci felt more than ready to retire. After working nonstop for 46 years, the 69-year-old feared the stress of his information technology job was affecting his health. Crisci, who lives ...

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SLIDE SHOW
December 2018

A Retiree's Guide to Key Dates in 2019

When ringing in a new year, many people resolve to be better organized or improve how they manage their finances. “On January 1st, you should be waking up thinking, ‘What is my overall game plan for ...

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Medicare
December 2018

Fight a Denied Medicare Advantage Claim

Smart tips and helpful sources to aid you in filing an appeal.

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Making Your Money Last
December 2018

CCRCs Raise Financial Questions for Retirees

Continuing-care retirement communities seem enticing, but study the owner's financials before taking the plunge.

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Making Your Money Last
November 2018

Keys to Lock In Lifetime Retirement Income

Guaranteed income for life, and the peace of mind that comes with it, is within reach. Here's how.

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Medicare
October 2018

Getting Medigap Can Be a Challenge for Those on Traditional Medicare

Fall open enrollment is a smart time to look for a Medigap policy to fill in the gaps left by your Medicare health coverage.

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Stocks & Bonds
October 2018

Muni Bonds Sport Attractive Yields for Retirees

For older investors, municipal bonds can offer diversification as well as tax-free income.

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Mutual Funds
October 2018

Hefty Fund Payouts Trigger Big Tax Hit

Investors have been socked with sizable taxable distributions in recent years, and 2018 will be no different.

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Caregiving
September 2018

Brooke Astor's Grandson Fights Against Elder Abuse

Philip C. Marshall went to court to protect his wealthy socialite grandmother from being financially exploited by her own son. His crusade continues today.

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Stock Watch
September 2018

Shop Carefully for Bargains in Utilities Stocks

The utility sector continues to climb despite rising interest rates. Older income investors, in particular, should take note.

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Medicare
September 2018

Medicare Open Enrollment: Shop for a Better Deal on Plans

You have from October 15 through December 7 to change your health and prescription-drug plans for 2019.

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Travel
September 2018

Explore the World as a Roving Retiree

One retired couple proves there's no need to slow down (or settle down) in retirement.

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Life Insurance
September 2018

Time to Reassess Your Life Insurance After Tax Reform

The new tax law is prompting policyholders to review their life insurance to see if the coverage still makes sense.

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SLIDE SHOW
August 2018

5 Retirement Lessons Learned From the Great Recession

Ten years ago, retirement dreams became nightmares. Stocks plunged as the government took over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Lehman Brothers went bankrupt, and the Reserve Primary Fund suffered losses, shattering ...

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