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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

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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Making Your Money Last
August 2018

How to Tap Into Your Nest Egg

Use the 4% rule to help determine how much you'll need and when.

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Making Your Money Last
August 2018

Make Your Money Last Through Retirement

Create a stream of income that will see you through retirement.

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529 Plans
August 2018

Using a 529 Plan to Pay for Private School

Q. Can I use money in my daughter’s 529 college-savings plan to pay her private elementary school tuition?

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Best Cities, States & Places
July 2018

Williamsburg, Va.: A Great Place to Retire for Your Health

This historic Virginia city is home to William & Mary, where residents 60 and older can audit classes for free.

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Saving for Retirement
July 2018

Mesa, Ariz.: A Great Place to Retire for Your Health

This Arizona city has plenty of places to play golf (and more) and a range of health care options.

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Social Security
July 2018

Relax, Your Social Security Benefits Are Safe

But it's still important for you to pace your claiming strategy in order to get the most money you can.

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401(k)s
June 2018

Find Missing Money in Forgotten 401(k)s

New programs aim to help workers recover billions in pensions and 401(k) plans.

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Family Finances
May 2018

Middle Class Families Making It Work

We interviewed a number of families who are living well on a modest income and saving for their goals.

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Credit Reports & Scores
March 2018

How to Get In on a Class-Action Lawsuit Against Equifax

Here's some guidance on whether to be a part of the lawsuit or go solo.

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SLIDE SHOW
February 2018

3 Scenarios That Could Derail Your Retirement

Even the best-laid plans for retirement can suddenly go awry if a major life event strikes. For example, a sudden job loss, a marital break-up or becoming a caregiver for an ailing parent or spouse can ...

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Saving for Retirement
February 2018

Are You on Track to Retire?

How to tell if you’ve saved enough to retire when you want, and what to do if you haven’t.

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Family Finances
December 2017

7 Common Money Conflicts in Marriage and How to Solve Them

You and your spouse probably have different approaches to finances, but you can still live financially happy ever after.

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Buying & Selling a Home
December 2017

How to Shop for a Continuing Care Retirement Community

A continuing care retirement community will handle all your needs for the rest of your life -- at a hefty price. Here's how to shop for one.

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