Retirement Blog

The Retirement Blog approaches the subject the way Gladys Kravitz from the old sitcom “Bewitched” might -- by poking a finger through the blinds, hoping to figure it all out, even the bewildering parts. The blog focuses on the financial issues that ordinary retirees might encounter, with an emphasis on topics like managing 401(k)s, IRAs, Social Security, Medicare and the rapidly disappearing old-fashioned pensions. Even if you have a couple of million bucks in the bank, you might find useful information here, but mostly we try to keep average folks up to date on what it takes to retire comfortably. See the latest Retirement Blog posts below.
Thursday, September 3, 2015 12:35 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Getting your financial ducks in a row is particularly important if you are going to be a spouse without a job outside of the home.

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015 3:47 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Savings calculations don’t add up for most workers, says management consultancy Aon Hewitt.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015 4:05 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Keeping people in prison when they are old and troubled by the diseases of aging is expensive, but is it right to set lifetime criminals free?

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Monday, August 31, 2015 3:06 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Medicare pays for preventive care. Get your flu shot and other cost-free care that can keep you healthy.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015 1:00 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Long-term care insurance may cover a stay in a continuing care retirement community, but getting the insurer to pay up could be a challenge.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015 3:40 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

These increasingly popular pension plans put the onus on management to save and manage the accounts.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015 5:10 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Competitive Medicare Advantage plans were supposed to help keep costs down, but competition is scarce and bargains are hard to find.

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Monday, August 24, 2015 3:32 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Long-term care is pricey and many people think they’ll never need it. Now insurers are suggesting a different solution.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015 4:08 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

7 years after the meltdown, most people are still trying to recover, according to this study.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015 4:35 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

If you are new to Medicare in 2016, a high earner or you filed and suspended your Social Security benefits, expect your Medicare Part B premium to skyrocket.

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