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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

Stocks & Bonds
September 2019

Retirees, Earn Higher Yields While Doing Good with Impact Investments

Older investors are increasingly finding ways to collect income without sacrificing their principles.

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Getting Out of Debt
August 2019

Tips for Dealing with Debt in Retirement

Savvy financial moves and strategic belt-tightening can tame even the most fearsome debt loads and help put retirees' golden years back in the black.

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Medicare
August 2019

Medicare Tip: Find the Right Post-Hospital Care

The choice of a post-acute care provider is daunting, even for health-care experts.

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Stocks & Bonds
July 2019

Can Sustainable Bonds Save the World?

Earn income in retirement without sacrificing your values with these ESG bond funds.

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Banking
July 2019

Interest Rate Reversal Pinches Retirement Savers

The looming threat of rate cuts by the Federal Reserve is putting pressure on savings accounts and CDs.

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Saving for Retirement
July 2019

Don't Let the Kids Wreck Retirement

Your adult children may be depleting your nest egg -- and it's probably your own fault.

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ETFs
June 2019

ESG: Investing in Line with Your Values

Four myths about socially responsible investments debunked.

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Caregiving
June 2019

Home Health Care: Finding the Right Help for Seniors

Take these steps to hire in-home health aides who are a good fit for your loved one.

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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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