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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

SLIDE SHOW
August 2018

5 Retirement Lessons Learned From the Great Recession

The Great Recession of 2007-09 turned retirement dreams into nightmares. Stocks plunged as the government took over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Lehman Brothers went bankrupt, and the Reserve Primary Fund ...

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SLIDE SHOW
October 2019

5 Ways Retirees Can Play Defense With Portfolios

All this market volatility might unnerve investors of any age—but particularly those just entering retirement. If new retirees get socked by steep market declines, they may be forced to pull spending ...

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Travel
December 2019

Eco-Friendly Tips for Sustainable Trips

Follow these practical tips to minimize the environmental impact of your travel in retirement.

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Making Your Money Last
December 2019

Accredited Investors, Tread Lightly

Before taking the plunge, measure whether the rewards of access to complex private investments outweigh the risks.

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Social Security
December 2019

Insider Interview: The Future of Social Security

A deep-dive into Social Security’s financial health from its chief actuary and what might be the best ways to shore up the program for future generations.

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Making Your Money Last
December 2019

Retirees, Don't Get Stranded Hunting Returns

Some older investors are turning to unregistered securities and other alternative investment risks.

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Travel
October 2019

Active Retirees Seek Adventure Travel

The key for adventurous older travelers is to decide what "adventure" really means to them before booking an adventure tour.

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Health Care & Insurance
October 2019

ACA Open Enrollment: Shop Health Insurance Exchanges for a Better Deal

You'll have between November 1 and December 15 in most states to take a second look at your coverage.

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Medicare
September 2019

Navigate 2020 Medicare Changes During Open Enrollment

Beneficiaries can shop for new health coverage starting October 15. Find out what's new and perhaps less costly for the coming year.

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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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