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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

Making Your Money Last
January 2018

Retirees, Break Free From Low Yields

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.

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Student Loans
December 2017

Keep Student Loans From Strangling Your Retirement Plans

Understand your options for handling student debt.

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Annuities
November 2017

Fee-Based Annuities May Not Be Your Best Bet

New rule is already having a significant impact on how investors pay for investment products and advice.

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Health Care & Insurance
November 2017

Doors Now Open For ACA Enrollment

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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Health Care & Insurance
October 2017

Medicaid Annuities Help Protect Savings

A tactic to prevent unexpected nursing home care from evaporating the family nest egg.

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Stocks & Bonds
October 2017

Is Your Retirement Portfolio Truly Diversified?

Retirees, make sure your bond holdings aren't riskier than you think.

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Life Insurance
September 2017

Retirees, Schedule an Insurance Audit

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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Stock Watch
August 2017

A Winning Recipe for Picking Dividend Stocks

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.

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Markets
August 2017

Retirees, Rebalance Your Portfolio Even as This Bull Market Keeps Running

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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Making Your Money Last
July 2017

Retirees, Prepare Your Nest Egg to Fight Inflation

Workers have a natural hedge against rising prices because wages tend to rise with inflation. But once you retire, “this insurance is gone,” warns a financial planner.

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Fund Watch
July 2017

Active Bond Funds on a Winning Streak

Active bond funds have an edge over stock-focused peers.

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Banking
July 2017

Get the Best Rates on Cash Holdings

Online banks give retirees the most bang for their buck on savings.

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Long-Term Care Insurance
June 2017

Long-Term Care Insurers Steering Through Tough Times

As the future of LTC insurance grows uncertain, make sure you check up on the stability of your insurer.

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Stocks & Bonds
June 2017

Retirees, Minimize Your Costs When Buying Bonds

A new rule will require brokerage firms to disclose the markup or markdown on retail customers' trade confirmations for most corporate- and agency-bond trades.

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Saving for Retirement
May 2017

Boost Your Returns With Brokered CDs

You can earn more with brokered certificates of deposit, but shop wisely.

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Careers
May 2017

Retirees, Survive and Thrive in the Gig Economy

With hundreds of online platforms focused on everything from ride-sharing to legal services, there's a good chance you can find work that fits your interests and expertise.

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Saving for Retirement
April 2017

Pensioners Fight Back Against Cuts

The Pension Rights Center's Karen Friedman discusses a new pension law that could negatively impact millions of retirees.

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