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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

Medicare
June 2019

Medicare Premiums Snafu Affects 250,000 Social Security Recipients

A software glitch could mean surprise bills for some seniors who owe unpaid Medicare Advantage and Part D plan premiums.

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Caregiving
June 2019

Marc Freedman: Building Bridges Across Generations

The CEO of Encore.org explains why it's important to society for older citizens to mix with younger people as the age gap widens.

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SLIDE SHOW
May 2019

6 Steps to Snare Higher Yields in Retirement

Income investing is supposed to be like watching a predictable movie that you’ve seen a dozen times before. But lately, it has been full of plot twists. Over the past few years, most income investors ...

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SLIDE SHOW
April 2019

5 Retirement Planning Wrinkles for Couples With Big Age Gaps

Retirement decisions are always complex. But they can be doubly so when a big age gap between spouses means wide variations in retirement dates, life expectancy, health and other factors. Much of the standard ...

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Making Your Money Last
April 2019

Retirees, Weigh a Pension Lump Sum Offer Carefully

If you take all that retirement money at once, you could shortchange yourself in the long run.

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Financial Planning
April 2019

Fight to Protect Investors, Retirement Savers Ongoing

Regulators mull more rules for brokers, financial advisers to safeguard your nest egg.

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Making Your Money Last
April 2019

Managed Payout Funds Might Be Right for Some Retirees

They can prove useful as one piece of the retirement-spending puzzle as long as you understand the goal of a particular fund.

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Making Your Money Last
April 2019

How to Draw a Steady Portfolio Paycheck in Retirement

There are two approaches to planning your spending in retirement: Do it yourself or go with a pro.

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Banking
March 2019

Retirees, Avoid Sweep Accounts With Low Yields

Many big brokerage firms are pushing customers into lower-yielding accounts as higher-yielding money-market funds become a scarce option.

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Medicare
February 2019

Medicare Advantage Cost-Cutting Rule Could Impact Care

Step therapy can allow Advantage plans to require patients to try cheaper drugs first.

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Saving for Retirement
February 2019

Are Your Bonds Doing Their Job for Your Nest Egg?

Core bond funds should help a retirement portfolio stay afloat when stocks sink. Are yours?

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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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