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.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 3:48 pm
By JillCornfield · Bankrate.com

If you’re worried about how inflation could eat into your savings during retirement, you’re not alone.

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Thursday, April 14, 2016 11:32 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

A new study on retirement spending finds attitudes are all over the map and continuing to change.

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Monday, April 11, 2016 2:40 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Worrying about retirement is a baby boomer preoccupation — but there are solutions.

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Thursday, April 7, 2016 3:24 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

This plan costs more but pays the most, especially if you get really sick.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016 12:30 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Proposed rules will hold stockbrokers and other investment advisers to a tougher standard that the U.S. government thinks will protect savers.

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Thursday, March 31, 2016 1:52 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Helping a patient grapple with the financial and other details related to his death can bring peace.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016 3:17 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Interesting work in retirement can bring happiness, but study your options first.

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Thursday, March 24, 2016 4:54 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Legislation to mandate disclosure of shortfalls in government pensions is back for another round in Congress. Will it ever pass?

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016 6:10 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Those who aren’t worried about retirement probably should be, a survey finds.

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Thursday, March 17, 2016 5:14 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

If you turned 70 1/2 in 2015 and have an IRA or a 401(k), the IRS says you must take a withdrawal by April 1.

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