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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.
From the Retirement Protection Act to tax reform, much has changed for retirees over the past quarter-century.
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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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Merging your 401(k)s and IRAs can minimize taxes, avoid penalties and simplify RMDs. Just be sure to follow the rules.
A journalist spent a year following six people 85 and older. He found life lessons for all ages.
Thrifty retirees are learning how to cut corners while still living comfortably.
The road is rough, but these caregiving resources can help smooth your journey.
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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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Counting your out-of-pocket costs for prescriptions under Medicare can get you out of the coverage gap faster.
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Leave it to the pros to help guide you in deciding what's going with you and what to dispose.
You get a charitable deduction in the year you make the donation, along with income for life from the charity.
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The changes ban rules in pharmacy contracts with insurers that prevented pharmacists from suggesting ways to save money on prescriptions.
Some taxpayers will need to find workarounds in order to write off charitable donations under the new tax law. Here are three.
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Multiple employer plans would allow unaffiliated small businesses to join together to offer 401(k)s.
The new tax law altered how capital gains and qualified dividends are taxed. It pays for investors to understand the rules.
Out-of-pocket expenses for prescriptions can do serious damage to your retirement income. But there are options.
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These firms ensure that older parents or loved ones navigate the airport, are comfortable on a flight and arrive safely at their destination.
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The closer you are to retirement, the more crucial it is to get it right.
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