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, 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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Monday, July 21, 2014 4:40 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim advocates shorter workweeks and longer work lives.

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Friday, July 18, 2014 11:42 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Social Security verification letters will continue to be available by postal mail.

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Thursday, July 17, 2014 5:28 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Some politicians and researchers say paying women on a par with men would help put Social Security on a solid footing.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014 4:05 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Workers younger than 35 are doing a remarkably good job of saving for retirement.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 3:01 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Policymakers are dithering over fixing Social Social because of these six reasons.

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Monday, July 14, 2014 2:53 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Taking steps in advance to make it easier to rely on family caregiving can reduce the burden on caregivers.

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Thursday, July 10, 2014 4:22 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Employers balance the need to help employees retire comfortably with its cost.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 2:26 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Learn why telling your adult children about your finances and how much they are likely to get when you die is a good idea.

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