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, December 11, 2014 3:18 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The cost of financing military pensions could eclipse the cost of paying current personnel, a military financial expert points out. So how do we fix that?

» Read more
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 2:01 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Think your Social Security benefit is wrong? Gather proof, contact the agency and ask for a second opinion.

» Read more
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 4:11 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Losing your ability to drive can upend your retirement, so it’s good to have a transportation plan in place.

» Read more
Monday, December 8, 2014 3:29 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Saving for your own retirement should trump other financial needs, including saving money to help a disabled child.

» Read more
Friday, December 5, 2014 11:52 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The older we get, the more likely we are to develop a physical or mental impairment. It behooves us to plan ahead.

» Read more
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 1:29 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

A new study suggests that retirees might need less income because they spend most of their time on inexpensive activities.

» Read more
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 2:58 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Waiting until age 66 to claim has a big payoff.

» Read more
Monday, December 1, 2014 3:14 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Managing stuff in two places can be unpredictably expensive.

» Read more
Thursday, November 27, 2014 6:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

When the family gets together for the holiday, it’s a good time to make plans.

» Read more
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 12:00 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Ask tech-savvy holiday visitors to teach you new and valuable skills.

» Read more
Page 13 of 142« First...1112131415...203040...Last »