Retirement Blog

Thursday, January 29, 2015 5:33 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Blue ribbon panel releases proposal to reform military retirement plans and give service people with fewer than 20 years some benefits.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 3:01 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Ida May Fuller claimed the first Social Security benefit check ever, 75 years ago on Jan. 31, 1940. Qualifying for benefits remains a worthy goal.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 1:12 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Personal loans are making a comeback — especially for those who have good credit and a big back account.

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Monday, January 26, 2015 1:03 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Despite availability of online and telephone access, sometimes going to the Social Security office is the right thing to do.

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Friday, January 23, 2015 10:29 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Combining life insurance with long-term care works for some people, but it isn’t a good deal for others.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 11:19 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

A survey found that among people who could probably afford a leisurely retirement, working remains an appealing option.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 11:59 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

One calculation shows that now could be the right time to hang up your work boots.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 11:32 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The president’s State of the Union speech will focus on ways to help middle-class savers while preventing high-earners from escaping taxes.

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Thursday, January 15, 2015 2:26 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The National Council on Aging has a to-do list for Congress to ensure more older Americans achieve health and economic security.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015 2:30 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Sen. Tom Harkins’ proposal for a national savings plan got an A-, the best score, and so did the New Brunswick, Canada, plan for public employees.

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