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.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 3:20 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Retirement tax planning isn’t just for millionaires.

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Monday, July 27, 2015 4:42 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Social Security Disability is in trouble. Here are some ideas for controlling costs by changing the rules.

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Thursday, July 23, 2015 5:43 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

There are many types of housing to consider, but getting a reverse mortgage can be a good option for staying put.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015 5:09 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The Social Security Board of Trustees released its annual report on the program’s health, and the news was so-so.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015 3:00 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Some policy experts say 401(k) matches cost taxpayers more than they are worth and may actually hinder retirement savings.

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Monday, July 20, 2015 3:23 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Women earn less and claim less Social Security, which makes it more likely they’ll be poor in retirement.

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Thursday, July 16, 2015 3:14 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Fidelity opens an office in Germany to expand its ability to manage equity compensation on a global scale.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015 1:32 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Retiring to rock on the porch isn’t a reality for about one-third of middle-income boomers.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015 2:23 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

At the White House Conference on Aging, the government announced several changes to programs that assist older Americans.

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Monday, July 13, 2015 1:35 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Have we outlived the need for end-of-life counseling?

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