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, March 15, 2016 10:55 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Medicare proposes new rules to make doctors think harder about prescribing expensive drugs.

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Thursday, March 10, 2016 2:28 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Take these steps to put a financial plan in place just in case your mind doesn’t work anymore.

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016 3:52 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

While the target-date fund may seem boring, investing on your own can be a big mistake, recent research suggests.

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Thursday, March 3, 2016 4:52 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Your dog or cat is aging with you. Make a plan to ensure that your pet gets good care, even if you aren’t around to provide it.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016 3:35 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Accumulating enough assets during their careers to pay the bills in their old age is a major challenge for women.

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Thursday, February 25, 2016 5:04 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

If you can still file under Social Security’s old rules for couples, do it. It’s worth big money.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016 6:12 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

As the need for long-term care increases, innovative ideas are taking root.

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Thursday, February 18, 2016 4:34 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Medicare may look simple, but it’s rocky territory. Pick your way carefully.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016 6:06 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Veteran Social Security analyst says Sanders is wrong — raising the cap won’t work.

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Thursday, February 11, 2016 3:33 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The IRS, Federal Trade Commission and Social Security Administration are taking steps to protect consumers from identity theft.

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