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Mary Kane is a financial writer and editor who has specialized in covering fringe financial services, such as payday loans and prepaid debit cards. She has written or edited for Reuters, the Washington Post, BillMoyers.com, MSNBC, Scripps Media Center, and more. She also was an Alicia Patterson Fellow, focusing on consumer finance and financial literacy, and a national correspondent for Newhouse Newspapers in Washington, DC. She covered the subprime mortgage crisis for the pathbreaking online site The Washington Independent, and later served as its editor. She is a two-time winner of the Excellence in Financial Journalism Awards sponsored by the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. She also is an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University, where she teaches a course on journalism and publishing in the digital age. She came to Kiplinger in March 2017.
The new tax law adds wrinkles for homeowners deciding whether or not to retire without a mortgage.
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From Costco caskets to cremation, there are steps you can take to avoid overpaying for a funeral.
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Retirees can get a tax break for donating up to $100,000 to a charity directly from a traditional IRA.
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Nearly 44 million U.S. adults are family caregivers, but the vast majority of them aren’t receiving any kind of respite care. That's a mistake.
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Many older workers are staying on the job past retirement age. And many face serious issues including age discrimination, outdated skills and sick spouses.
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Picking the right Social Security claiming strategy can help married couples ensure that each spouse receives the biggest benefits check possible.
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Gaining a better understanding of how Social Security works is one of the most important things you can do to prepare for retirement. After all, on average, Social Security benefits will repla...
With college costs skyrocketing, some grandparents are looking for ways to help pay for grandkids' educations. But before you pull out the checkbook, consider these smart strategies.
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Strategies to help retirees recall and remember people, places and things.
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Many seniors who are divorced, widowed or simply still single don't want to spend retirement alone. Here are tips for dating after 60.
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Medicare and most health insurance don't cover hearing aids, but alternatives including over-the-counter devices can be less expensive.
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Own a business? Save more for retirement. Popular plans for the self-employed include the solo 401(k), the SEP IRA and a SIMPLE IRA.
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Here's how three common retirement savings plans for self-employed workers stack up based on contribution limits, costs and more.
Paperwork including a living will and health care power of attorney can convey your treatment preferences if you are ever unable to make medical decisions for yourself.
Medicare doesn’t include dental coverage, and some retirees don’t realize the costs and complications of paying for oral care.
Ways to make sure your empty home remains in ship shape.
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Caregiving for an elderly parent or relative is especially hard for the nation's seven million long-distance caregivers.