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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.
The decision depends on the level of the fee, what services are included, how often you trade and any hidden costs that may eat into your balance.
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The drawbacks of Medicare Advantage plans can become apparent when serious illness or injury strikes.
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Delaying Social Security and using RMD rules to draw down your nest egg is a winning combination for middle-income retirees.
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Why you should decide the fate of your email, Facebook and other online accounts.
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From lavish spending to social withdrawal, what to look for to ensure an aging loved one isn't a victim of elder financial abuse.
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Medicare is vital to the health of nearly 60 million Americans. Yet many of its benefits are overlooked, underused or misunderstood.
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Safe places to stash your cash, from money market funds to stable value funds, are yielding more than they have in years. It pays for retirees to look around.
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Smaller stocks paying dividends are generally more mature and profitable, a welcome find for retirees in search of new sources of investing income in retirement.
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Bond funds took in about $201.9 billion in net new money in the first nine months of this year. That’s 64% more than in the same period for 2016.
Understand your options for handling student debt.
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New rule is already having a significant impact on how investors pay for investment products and advice.
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If you're planning to enroll in a marketplace Obamacare plan for 2018, be ready for a shorter sign-up period, higher premiums and other changes.
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A tactic to prevent unexpected nursing home care from evaporating the family nest egg.
Retirees, make sure your bond holdings aren't riskier than you think.
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Pull out your policies and sharpen your pencil: It's time to plug the leaks and find stronger, cheaper insurance coverage.
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Look for stocks –- we pick four of them here -- that boast a powerful combination of generous dividend yield, strong dividend growth and low payout ratio.
If you don't rebalance, your stock allocation may grow far beyond your comfort zone, setting you up for unpleasant surprises in a market downturn.
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