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, September 3, 2014 9:09 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

If you’re facing that mid-century birthday, it’s time to figure out a retirement strategy.

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Friday, August 29, 2014 6:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Retirement actuary Steve Vernon says working less while delaying Social Security is the best way to retire.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 3:55 pm
By Janet Reusch · Bankrate.com

It costs about $245,000 to raise a child to age 18. Do parents feel richer when the kids move out?

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 11:34 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

A new study shows a correlation between people who take preventive health-care steps and those who save for retirement.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 3:44 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Becoming an entrepreneur is a tax-friendly way for retirees to make and save money.

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Monday, August 25, 2014 3:10 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

401(k) participants who work with an adviser save more for retirement, a new study finds.

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Thursday, August 21, 2014 3:55 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Digital companies like Facebook and iTunes make you sign agreements that prevent your heirs from accessing your accounts, but new legislation may change that.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 3:23 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Make provisions for your pets a part of your retirement planning so that they remain well cared for even after you are incapacitated or die.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014 5:53 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

A recent study suggests that choosing between traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans isn’t easy, but studying the options is time well spent.

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Monday, August 18, 2014 5:16 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

If you don’t have retirement savings, it is particularly important to get your retirement ducks in a row before you call it quits.

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