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.
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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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 3:39 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is publishing guides to help family fiduciaries act in the best interest of their loved ones. Its new guide is geared to Virginians.

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Monday, August 17, 2015 5:26 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

These consumer benefits can help you make the most of your retirement years.

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Thursday, August 13, 2015 3:47 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Workers 50 and older make up a large part of the workforce, but job hunting at that age can be painful.

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