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, 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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Tuesday, October 28, 2014 3:19 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Life spans are increasing, with the average 65-year-old likely to live at least two years longer than 65-year-olds were expected to live 10 years ago.

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Monday, October 27, 2014 2:51 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Owners of small businesses face some of the biggest retirement planning challenges.

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Friday, October 24, 2014 7:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Vaccinations are free for Medicare participants and people insured under the ACA.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 6:01 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

IRS raises limits on most retirement savings plans for 2015.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:47 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The increase is modest, but the impact affects millions.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 4:37 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The IRS recently approved another way to get savings into a Roth via the back door.

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Friday, October 17, 2014 10:37 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

If you must claim Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI, here are some things you need to know.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014 5:15 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Unexpected income in retirement can kick you into Medicare surplus territory if you aren’t careful.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 6:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The market for devices that help keep an eye on grandma is growing.

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