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Eileen Ambrose

Senior Editor
Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Ambrose joined Kiplinger in June 2017 from AARP, where she was a writer and senior money editor for more than three years. Before that, she was a personal finance columnist and reporter at The Baltimore Sun, and a reporter and assistant business editor at The Indianapolis Star. Ambrose has a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, and a bachelor's degree in art history from Indiana University.

Latest Features

Family Finances
June 2019

Smart Ways to Give (or Lend) Money to Family

Keep good records, and don’t hand over money you can’t afford to lose.

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401(k)s
May 2019

How Much Can You Contribute to a 401(k) for 2019?

The 401(k) contribution limit increased by $500 to $19,000 for 2019. Workers 50 and older can save an extra $6,000 for retirement.

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Ask Kip
May 2019

How to Avoid Required Distributions from a Roth 401(k)

Rolling a Roth 401(k) into a Roth IRA can eliminate required distributions for investors who want their money to continue to grow tax-free.

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Making Your Money Last
May 2019

What to Do If You Have to Retire Early

Life throws you a curveball, and you end up leaving the workforce earlier than planned. Here’s what to do next.

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Caregiving
May 2019

Retiring to Become a Caregiver

Know your options and resources to help you in your new role.

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Careers
April 2019

How to Make a Million (or More!)

Four success stories — and guidance on how you, too, could reach this milestone.

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Financial Planning
March 2019

Managing a Financial Hardship: Real Life Stories

If you get laid off or are hit with a major household expense, do you have enough saved to help cover expenses? Here’s how three people were able to cope.

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Economic Forecasts
March 2019

Expect Aftershocks From the Government Shutdown

The next concern: Economists worry that lawmakers will fail to reach a debt-ceiling deal.

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Annuities
January 2019

Annuities Pitched With a Free Dinner? Be Wary

When a financial adviser invites you to a free meal, complicated, high-cost flavors of annuities are often on the menu.

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Saving for Retirement
January 2019

Countdown to Retirement

For a smooth ride to retirement, take these financial steps when you have 10 years, five years and one year to go.

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Saving Money
January 2019

Countdown to Retirement: 10 Years Away

For a smooth ride to retirement, take these financial steps when you have 10 years to go.

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Saving Money
January 2019

Countdown to Retirement: 5 Years Away

For a smooth ride to retirement, take these financial steps when you have 5 years to go.

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Saving for Retirement
January 2019

Countdown to Retirement: 1 Year Away

For a smooth ride to retirement, take these financial steps when you one year to go.

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Saving for Retirement
November 2018

To Save More, Imagine Your Retirement

Now make your dreams come true by saving more in your tax-advantaged plans.

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Estate Planning
November 2018

Estate Planning: A Family Affair

Use our guide to save on taxes, avoid probate and keep peace among your heirs.

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Saving for Retirement
October 2018

FIRE Savers Race to Retirement

The Financial Independence, Retire Early (FIRE) movement is catching on with a new generation that is redefining what it means to be retired.

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401(k)s
August 2018

Lawmakers Want to Help You Save More in Your 401(k)

Legislation to encourage retirement savings is on deck in Congress, but critics says it’s nowhere near ambitious enough.

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