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, April 29, 2014 4:58 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Managing your nest egg wisely will help prevent you from running out of money.

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Monday, April 28, 2014 3:18 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

More people over 65 are working today than before. Some people can’t afford to quit; others just don’t want to.

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Thursday, April 24, 2014 3:30 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Boomers are hopeful of reaching 100; centenarians are surprised.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 4:59 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Social Security won’t be enough to support most people in retirement. Should the government require employers to help everyone save?

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 4:09 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Social Security will resume mailing benefit reports to certain recipients on key birthdays.

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Monday, April 21, 2014 4:27 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Thoughtful estate planning can protect both a surviving spouse and children from a previous marriage.

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Sunday, April 20, 2014 7:30 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Among centenarians, 81 percent are women and 17 percent live below the poverty line.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014 1:28 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Divorce carefully, or as Gwyneth Paltrow says, practice “conscious uncoupling.”

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 4:28 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps is abandoning retirement and jumping back into the pool. Here’s what we can learn from his experience.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 12:40 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Fewer long-term care insurance policies allow insureds to pay for home care directly, but being able to do this can stretch long-term care dollars.

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