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, 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.

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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.

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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.

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

Waiting until age 66 to claim has a big payoff.

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

Managing stuff in two places can be unpredictably expensive.

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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.

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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.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014 2:00 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The Pension Benefit Guarantee Corp. has made it safer to roll over a 401(k) into an old-fashioned defined benefit pension.

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Monday, November 24, 2014 2:00 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Women all over the world fear that they won’t have enough to retirement comfortably.

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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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