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.
Monday, September 22, 2014 12:24 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Here are five financial steps you need to take to get ready to be a caregiver.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014 2:49 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Former Sha-Na-Na frontman Jon “Bowzer” Bauman is defending Medicare and Social Security.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 2:29 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Vanguard founder John Bogle told Congress this week that 401(k)s need to improve if they are to be our main source of retirement savings.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 4:24 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Smart strategies for retirement savings will make a bigger difference than nickel and diming your spending in retirement.

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Monday, September 15, 2014 3:16 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Retirees rank health as the No. 1 ingredient for a happy retirement.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014 12:23 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

More seniors are on the hook for student loan debt, and their Social Security checks are being garnished to pay it off.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014 9:34 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Old-fashioned pension plans have disappeared over the last 15 years — and they aren’t coming back.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014 8:10 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Only 4 out of 10 elderly people who qualify for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program sign up for benefits.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014 11:56 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Texting isn’t just for the young. It can be a life saver for older people.

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Sunday, September 7, 2014 6:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Should you connect with financial services people on social media? The answer is “maybe.”

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