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Washington, D.C. (April 12, 2016)—Rachel Sheedy has been named editor of Kiplinger’s Retirement Report, the 90,000 circulation monthly publication for affluent subscribers planning for and living financially secure lives in retirement. Sheedy, managing editor of the publication since 2008, succeeds Susan Garland, who retired after 10 years as editor.

As editor, Sheedy will oversee the staff and freelance contributors, while also continuing to write for the Retirement Report

“A hallmark of Kiplinger publications is that our editors are hands-on, subject-matter experts,” said Kevin McCormally, chief content officer for Kiplinger, a Washington, D.C., publisher. “Rachel exemplifies this. With 13 years at Kiplinger, she knows the issues our readers care about and need to know about, and she’s devoted to reader service. Susan Garland took this publication to a new level during her tenure and we’re excited to see how Rachel will make it even better.” 

Sheedy also served as retirement editor for since 2006. One of her primary online projects for the past six years was editing Kiplinger’s Retiree Tax Map, which was a finalist for a Digital National Magazine Award in 2012. Before joining Kiplinger, Sheedy worked for The Tuscaloosa News and Dow Jones & Co. She is a graduate of Wake Forest University and has a Master of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

“Working on Kiplinger’s Retirement Report over the last decade, I have gained an extensive appreciation of the issues our readers face, and the type of content that helps them prepare for and make the most of their retirement,” said Sheedy. “While Susan will certainly be missed, I am thrilled for this opportunity and look forward to leading Kiplinger’s Retirement Report into its next phase of growth and development.”

Kiplinger’s Retirement Report helps readers enjoy retirement to the fullest—and reap all the rewards they labored so long to earn. Subscribers find dozens of practical strategies on how to grow their retirement savings, make their money last, find the best mutual and bond funds, get the best rates on U.S. Treasuries, CDs and money-market funds, maximize Social Security and Medicare benefits, create a comprehensive estate plan, reduce health care and insurance costs, minimize taxes and much more.

The Retirement Report is available in both a print and digital edition, and can be followed on Facebook and Twitter.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016