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.
Friday, April 4, 2014 3:54 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Pension plans of many unionized workers are threatened by shrinking contributions.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014 2:45 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Raising minimum wage to boost Social Security could be sensible, but it’s not simple.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014 3:36 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

A survey of 401(k) savers finds that women save less than men, but they’re better at diversifying.

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Monday, March 31, 2014 3:08 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Start planning — and saving — early if you hope to retire comfortably.

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Sunday, March 30, 2014 6:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Ford futurist says baby boomers are looking for ways to ‘downsize but not downgrade.’

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Thursday, March 27, 2014 1:33 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Some employers are finding that beefing up retirement benefits is cost-effective.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014 5:06 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Boomers who plan to move in retirement are seeking smaller homes with plenty of amenities.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 1:20 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Social Security collectively owes some spouses millions of dollars, an audit shows.

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Monday, March 24, 2014 5:16 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Dividend reinvestment plans allow people to save for retirement by investing small amounts steadily.

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Sunday, March 23, 2014 6:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Borrowing against the equity in your home can have pitfalls.

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