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, May 12, 2015 4:17 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Fewer people are claiming Social Security at age 62, according to a new analysis.

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Monday, May 11, 2015 3:04 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Skip the baby gifts and put the money in a college savings account.

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Monday, May 11, 2015 8:30 am
By Jean Chatzky · Bankrate.com

Boomers with financially independent children are more than twice as likely to be retired than boomer parents still supporting adult kids.

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Saturday, May 9, 2015 7:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Do you have a 6 percent match, low fees and attractive investment options?

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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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