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.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 3:44 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Two Democratic senators introduced a bill that would expand Social Security benefits.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 3:50 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Experienced boomers are in demand, say employment experts, looking at today’s job market.

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Monday, June 9, 2014 5:42 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Proposed rules would make it easier to find info about 401(k) fees, impacting your saving.

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Friday, June 6, 2014 4:10 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Some pension plans are grossly underfunded. One “solution” under discussion involves cutting benefits to current and future retirees. Is that right?

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Thursday, June 5, 2014 5:06 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Many people regret claiming Social Security benefits early; those who haven’t yet claimed should take note.

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014 11:21 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

More than one-third of all identity theft happens to people older than 50. Here are simple but effective ways to avoid it.

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014 9:45 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

When you’re 65 or older, many of the good things in life hinge on on having enough money.

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Sunday, June 1, 2014 6:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

If you retire before you’re eligible for Medicare, you may end up spending most of your Social Security check on health insurance.

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Thursday, May 29, 2014 3:36 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

POLSTs make end-of-life decision-making easier when you’re too sick to decide.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014 4:54 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Here’s why most people take Social Security early even though their benefits are lower.

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