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.
Friday, August 8, 2014 10:16 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

New research suggests that grandchildren value their grandparents’ views on money.

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Thursday, August 7, 2014 10:42 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Many investors have no faith in the market, but it has offered a much greater return lately than cash equivalents.

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014 11:09 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Continuing to work makes many retirees happy.

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Monday, August 4, 2014 10:54 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Retirees affirm that you don’t have to be a millionaire to be happy.

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Thursday, July 31, 2014 10:26 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The Medicare Trustees’ report says that solvency of the program has improved, but a top health care analyst questions the long-term health of the program.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014 11:51 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

A survey by T. Rowe Price suggests that 65-year-olds are retired and living on less, but liking it.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014 3:15 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The new Social Security status report shows now is the time to fix the shortfall.

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Monday, July 28, 2014 2:52 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Consider these two ways to leverage your wealth to help your heirs while you’re still around.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 2:47 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Fidelity Investments says IRA contributions set a record for the 2013 tax year.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014 4:00 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

If you’re 20 or 25 years from hanging up your work boots, the biggest challenge is knuckling down to a savings routine.

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