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, 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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Tuesday, May 27, 2014 4:34 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

A continuing care administrator says popularizing communal living in retirement would save big dollars on health care.

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Monday, May 26, 2014 7:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Veterans and their families can choose to be buried in a veterans cemetery with a simple, but beautiful, marker.

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Sunday, May 25, 2014 7:30 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Low trading fees and the latest online tools are no longer good enough for many investors.

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Thursday, May 22, 2014 7:30 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Even people who are willing to let their spouse be in charge should understand the basics — just in case.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014 7:30 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Wealth is relative. Here’s how to live as well after retirement as before.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014 5:03 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Highly paid workers in California’s tech corridor are socking away more money than the rest of us, according to Fidelity Investments.

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