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, 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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Tuesday, February 9, 2016 3:35 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The president’s proposed fiscal 2017 budget includes some provisions to encourage workplace retirement plans.

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Thursday, February 4, 2016 4:20 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

For their retirement, NFL players partly rely on a multiemployer plan that’s on shaky ground, not unlike some other plans.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 4:00 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

An annuity may make your retirement more secure, but buy cautiously.

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Thursday, January 28, 2016 3:26 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Congress and the president are both looking for ways to encourage retirement savings. Here are their suggestions and some others.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016 2:42 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

David Bowie provided a soundtrack for boomers from their youth well into their retirement. His last days serve as an inspiration for us all.

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Thursday, January 21, 2016 3:31 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Whether you even have a workplace savings plan is affected by where you live and how much you make. Some experts say scrapping them is the right answer.

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