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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.
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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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.
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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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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.
Active bond funds have an edge over stock-focused peers.
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Online banks give retirees the most bang for their buck on savings.
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As the future of LTC insurance grows uncertain, make sure you check up on the stability of your insurer.
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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.
You can earn more with brokered certificates of deposit, but shop wisely.
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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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The Pension Rights Center's Karen Friedman discusses a new pension law that could negatively impact millions of retirees.