Preparing for Retirement: Financial Surprises You May Not Have Anticipated

Retired Kiplinger's Personal Finance editor Janet Bodnar joins our Your Money's Worth podcast to talk about how to prepare for choppy waters in retirement, as well as the lessons she’s learned along the way. Also, our hosts Ryan Ermey and Sandy Block go over rules for reversing required minimum distributions.

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Ryan Ermey: Living in retirement comes with twists and turns, no matter when you retire. But life has been particularly chaotic for retirees of late. Former Kiplinger's editor and current retiree Janet Bodnar joins the show, to tell us how retirees can navigate turbulent times, in our main segment. On today's show, Sandy and I remind you to reverse your required minimum distributions (RMDs) before the imminent deadline. And the new edition of Wild Pitches, features folks moving out of state, and used private jets. That's all ahead on this episode of Your Money's Worth. Stick around.

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Sandra Block
Senior Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Block joined Kiplinger in June 2012 from USA Today, where she was a reporter and personal finance columnist for more than 15 years. Prior to that, she worked for the Akron Beacon-Journal and Dow Jones Newswires. In 1993, she was a Knight-Bagehot fellow in economics and business journalism at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She has a BA in communications from Bethany College in Bethany, W.Va.