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Mary Kane

Associate Editor
Kiplinger's Retirement Report

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.

Latest Features

SLIDE SHOW
July 2019

6 Steps to Finding Your Second Act in Retirement

After a decades-long Wall Street career, Russell Abbott was ready for a change. He had worked as a hedge fund manager and a director in the fixed income department at Credit Suisse, and the long hours ...

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Technology
June 2019

9 Podcasts Fit for Retirees

Most are free and cover topics from scams and financial planning to retirement living and Alzheimer's.

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Annuities
May 2019

Retirees, Ladder Annuities to Hedge Your Bets

Staggering annuity purchases over time can boost your guaranteed retirement income and lower risks.

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Financial Planning for Alzheimer's
May 2019

Dementia: How to Find the Right Fit for Long-Term Care

Tap these resources to locate a memory-care facility for a loved one with Alzheimer's or another type of dementia.

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Saving for Retirement
April 2019

Retirees Need Emergency Funds Too

Unexpected expenses can come out of nowhere. Here are some tips to be prepared.

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Scams
April 2019

New Rules Battle Financial Scams, Elder Abuse

One in five older Americans falls prey to financial exploitation each year. Now, banks and financial advisers are stepping up front-line defenses.

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Caregiving
March 2019

Financial Challenges Facing Women

An expert weighs in on the unique issues women face when planning for retirement.

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Making Your Money Last
March 2019

Lifelong Learners: Set Up a 529 Plan for Yourself

The state-specific saving program used for your children or grandchildren can also help educate you.

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Caregiving
March 2019

Balancing Work as a Caregiver With Your Job

Turn to your employer to see if caregiving benefits are available.

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Health Care & Insurance
February 2019

Not on Medicare Yet? Beware New Twist to Drug Co-Pays

Employers' co-pay accumulator programs change the way out-of-pocket drug costs are calculated if you use coupons or discount cards.

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Saving for Retirement
February 2019

Timeline: Kiplinger's Retirement Report Turns 25

From the Retirement Protection Act to tax reform, much has changed for retirees over the past quarter-century.

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SLIDE SHOW
February 2019

6 Ways Retirement Has Changed Over the Past 25 Years

Twenty-five years ago, Kiplinger's Retirement Report launched to help readers enjoy a richer retirement. Our first issue, published in February 1994, offered guidance on timely issues of the day, such ...

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Saving for Retirement
January 2019

Consolidate Your Retirement Accounts Carefully

Merging your 401(k)s and IRAs can minimize taxes, avoid penalties and simplify RMDs. Just be sure to follow the rules.

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Making Your Money Last
December 2018

Secrets of Happiness from the Oldest of the Old

A journalist spent a year following six people 85 and older. He found life lessons for all ages.

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Making Your Money Last
December 2018

The Cheapskate's Guide to Retirement

Thrifty retirees are learning how to cut corners while still living comfortably.

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Caregiving
December 2018

Educate Yourself on Being a Caregiver

The road is rough, but these caregiving resources can help smooth your journey.

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Estate Planning
November 2018

Choose Agents for Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy Carefully

To avoid family squabbles later, think hard now before giving a loved one decision power over your finances and your health.

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