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 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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Monday, April 14, 2014 3:28 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Outliving your money is a big retirement risk. Here are eight ways to keep enough income flowing.

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Sunday, April 13, 2014 8:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Here’s an idea for a low-cost incentive plan that encourages older workers to hang around.

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Friday, April 11, 2014 2:25 pm
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

The Treasury and the Social Security Administration are intercepting tax refunds to satisfy old debts going back decades. Should this be allowed to happen?

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Thursday, April 10, 2014 3:15 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Savvy planners have happier retirements. Here’s what you need to know.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014 2:03 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Here are some tips on how to make sure your online assets pass to your heirs.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014 3:47 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The cost of long-term care is rising, making insurance a wise buy.

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Monday, April 7, 2014 4:28 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Retirement advisers offer insights on choosing the best retirement planning adviser for you.

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Monday, April 7, 2014 6:05 am
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

Financial literacy is like a hot potato with no clear entity in charge of teaching it.

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

To retire well, one expert says you have to have CAMP — an acronym for a retirement plan.

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