Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, December 18, 2014 5:19 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Congress passed a law to save multiemployer pensions but some experts say it threatens all pensions.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 1:04 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Smart giving will maximize the value of the money you spend on your grandchildren.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 3:02 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

At 58, Colo, the lowland gorilla, has won the longevity prize. Here’s what humans can learn from her experience.

Monday, December 15, 2014 4:38 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Having money, friends and a good relationship with your significant other make the difference.

Thursday, December 11, 2014 3:18 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The cost of financing military pensions could eclipse the cost of paying current personnel, a military financial expert points out. So how do we fix that?

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 2:01 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Think your Social Security benefit is wrong? Gather proof, contact the agency and ask for a second opinion.

Tuesday, December 09, 2014 4:11 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Losing your ability to drive can upend your retirement, so it’s good to have a transportation plan in place.

Monday, December 08, 2014 3:29 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Saving for your own retirement should trump other financial needs, including saving money to help a disabled child.

Friday, December 05, 2014 11:52 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The older we get, the more likely we are to develop a physical or mental impairment. It behooves us to plan ahead.

Wednesday, December 03, 2014 1:29 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

A new study suggests that retirees might need less income because they spend most of their time on inexpensive activities.

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