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, 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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Wednesday, November 5, 2014 1:00 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Don’t miss Uncle Sam’s reward for taxpayers who save for retirement.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014 3:00 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Retirement planning for second-time-around relationships can be difficult.

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Monday, November 3, 2014 4:02 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

A new survey finds most baby boomers plan to stay in their current homes after they retire. But is it practical?

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Friday, October 31, 2014 3:38 pm
By Janet Reusch · Bankrate.com

Estate planning is evolving rapidly in the digital age. Learn how to solidify your legacy.

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Thursday, October 30, 2014 3:40 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Here are some details worth knowing as you reconsider your Medicare coverage during open enrollment.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 1:19 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Fixing 401(k)s, making working longer easier, and paying more Social Security taxes are three of the key changes outlined in a new book on the subject of retirement.

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