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.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 3:34 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Without a fix, Social Security Disability Insurance will face cuts. You may not care now, but the odds are good that someday the program will be important to you.

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Monday, August 10, 2015 4:06 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Retire in one of these places if you want comfort and security, not glamour.

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Thursday, August 6, 2015 1:25 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Providing support for adult children or older family members isn’t cheap. Keep a lid on it.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015 2:19 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Student loans aren’t forever. If your income is low, you can apply to have your loan discharged after 20-25 years of payments.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015 4:50 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

A high-deductible health plan with a health savings account can help fund your retirement health care.

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Monday, August 3, 2015 4:09 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Living well is the best revenge. Plan to make it happen.

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Thursday, July 30, 2015 3:35 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Medicare has hit midlife and maintaining her is increasingly pricey.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015 3:35 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

A New York court leaves open the possibility that ex-in-laws who unearthed an out-of-date will may get the goods.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015 3:20 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Retirement tax planning isn’t just for millionaires.

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Monday, July 27, 2015 4:42 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Social Security Disability is in trouble. Here are some ideas for controlling costs by changing the rules.

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