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.
Friday, May 8, 2015 7:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Everybody ought to have an estate plan, but if you have no spouse, it is particularly important to put your wishes in writing.

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Thursday, May 7, 2015 10:44 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Make sure politicians know that you want help planning and saving for a better retirement.

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Monday, May 4, 2015 2:57 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

In honor of Older Americans Month, think about how you’d make getting older better.

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Monday, May 4, 2015 2:44 pm
By Janet Reusch · Bankrate.com

Negative stereotypes about older workers are wearing out their welcome as recent studies debunk these typecasts.

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Thursday, April 30, 2015 3:02 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Some retirement savers may not understand why planning is important.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015 3:18 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Sharing financial information with a trusted adviser and family members can make you less likely to be a victim of elder financial abuse.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015 2:13 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

As retirement nears, get ready by taking these four creative steps.

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Monday, April 27, 2015 2:29 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

In the aftermath of the Great Recession, they save and manage their money better than their boomer siblings or parents.

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Thursday, April 23, 2015 3:07 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Congress finally passed a law that removes Social Security numbers from Medicare cards.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015 2:55 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Workers told their employers that they aren’t confident about their ability to retire on time with enough money to live comfortably.

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