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, March 31, 2015 4:44 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

People don’t like annuities until they prove themselves to be a good deal, recent research says. Here’s one worth considering.

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Monday, March 30, 2015 3:09 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Moving to The Villages, the fastest-growing retirement community in the U.S., requires a healthy retirement income.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015 12:33 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

You can’t take it with you, but you can make a good plan for leaving your wealth to the right people.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015 2:37 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

It’s tough to figure out how much you will need to pay for things that insurance or Medicare won’t cover, a recent study shows.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 3:26 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Boomers are better educated, smoke less and have greater access to technology, but a new study suggests their weight mitigates those advantages.

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Monday, March 23, 2015 2:05 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

At 88, Bill Zinke is fed up with the notion that old is useless and he’s rallying the geriatric troops.

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Thursday, March 19, 2015 4:04 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

One-third of people born in 1946 — the first baby boomers — took Social Security at 62, mostly because their options were limited.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015 2:15 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Retiring without a plan to pay what you owe can reduce your peace of mind.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015 12:48 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Don’t be distracted by the bells and whistles. The basics are what counts.

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Monday, March 16, 2015 1:58 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Docs on line is a growing trend, recently blessed by Medicare, that can reassure patients with nagging health concerns.

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