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, July 8, 2014 2:02 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Pension advances are high-interest loans that can destroy retirement security and leave a borrower in much worse shape than before.

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Thursday, July 3, 2014 1:02 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The agency will no longer send printed benefit letters through postal mail.

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Thursday, July 3, 2014 6:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Take these seven steps to ensure you can enjoy financial independence in retirement.

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014 11:41 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Retirement savers can now buy annuities in tax-deferred accounts without worrying about RMDs.

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014 2:04 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Social Security, Medicare and the Veteran’s Administration have all opened their doors to same-sex couples, but they still face some restrictions.

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Monday, June 30, 2014 6:08 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

More people 65 and older are working for a variety of reasons — good and not so good.

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Friday, June 27, 2014 1:25 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Medicare will pay for doctors to counsel and educate patients, one expert says. But too many physicians don’t know it.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014 4:16 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Vanguard founder Jack Bogle says the thrill of investment results in time will overshadow the boredom of indexed management.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014 4:51 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Medicaid might pay your nursing home costs, but is that what you want?

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Monday, June 23, 2014 5:08 pm
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

Fund managers express less-than-sanguine views at the annual Morningstar Investment Conference.

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