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, November 20, 2014 5:54 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

A new report by the Government Accounting Office urges Congress and the IRS to crack down on over-sized IRAs.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 2:50 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Social Security is looking at schemes to make you wait past 62 to claim. Do you think any of these ideas would work?

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 3:28 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Some union pensions are running out of money and fixing the problem isn’t easy.

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Monday, November 17, 2014 5:15 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Don’t borrow from your 401(k). Your company stock purchase plan makes a much better emergency fund.

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Monday, November 17, 2014 10:39 am
By Janet Reusch · Bankrate.com

Ally Bank and Bankrate co-hosted a tweetchat where participants discussed their dreams for retirement.

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Thursday, November 13, 2014 2:30 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Insurers adapt long-term care insurance to rising prices and a changing market.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 2:00 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

If you’re older than 70 1/2, the IRS demands that you pull some money from your tax-deferred savings accounts and give Uncle Sam his share.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014 2:11 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Lots of people dislike annuities, but research suggests they just don’t understand them.

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Monday, November 10, 2014 3:00 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Taking to the road as full-time RVers is a way of life for some retirees.

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 2:00 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

If you’re retired and struggling to pay student loans, here are some options.

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