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Eileen Ambrose

Senior Editor
Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Ambrose joined Kiplinger in June 2017 from AARP, where she was a writer and senior money editor for more than three years. Before that, she was a personal finance columnist and reporter at The Baltimore Sun, and a reporter and assistant business editor at The Indianapolis Star. Ambrose has a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, and a bachelor's degree in art history from Indiana University.

Latest Features

Family Finances
May 2018

Middle Class Families Making It Work

We interviewed a number of families who are living well on a modest income and saving for their goals.

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Credit Reports & Scores
March 2018

How to Get In on a Class-Action Lawsuit Against Equifax

Here's some guidance on whether to be a part of the lawsuit or go solo.

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SLIDE SHOW
February 2018

3 Scenarios That Could Derail Your Retirement

Even the best-laid plans for retirement can suddenly go awry if a major life event strikes. For example, a sudden job loss, a marital break-up or becoming a caregiver for an ailing parent or spouse can ...

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Saving for Retirement
February 2018

Are You on Track to Retire?

How to tell if you’ve saved enough to retire when you want, and what to do if you haven’t.

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Family Finances
December 2017

7 Common Money Conflicts in Marriage and How to Solve Them

You and your spouse probably have different approaches to finances, but you can still live financially happy ever after.

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Buying & Selling a Home
December 2017

How to Shop for a Continuing Care Retirement Community

A continuing care retirement community will handle all your needs for the rest of your life -- at a hefty price. Here's how to shop for one.

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Financial Planning
September 2017

Financial Planners Embrace the Fiduciary Rule

Certified financial planners aim to put you first at all times.

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Wealth Management
September 2017

What You Must Know About Charitable Gift Annuities

They aren’t for everyone, but this donation could generate income.

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Caregiving
September 2017

How to Provide Financial Help to Aging Parents

When it’s time to step in, avoid the stumbling blocks with these strategies.

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Caregiving
September 2017

How Financial Firms Help to Prevent Financial Exploitation

Crackdown aimed at protecting nest eggs of clients age 65 and older.

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SLIDE SHOW
September 2017

12 Ways to Generate Income in Retirement

When it comes to saving for retirement, maybe you've done everything right. You started early, maxed out your 401(k) plan, invested in a diversified portfolio and avoided costly mistakes, such as cashing ...

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