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, November 24, 2015 1:57 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Holidays can be a good time to initiate tough conversations.

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Thursday, November 19, 2015 11:03 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The DOL issued a proposal that would make it easier for employees with no current access to a workplace retirement plan to save.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015 3:10 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Uncle Sam will help you pay for long-term care insurance.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015 6:05 am
By Greg McBride · Bankrate.com

In case of financial emergency, do you break into your retirement savings? Many people do.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015 2:59 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Erasing low-earning or zero years from your Social Security earnings record can raise your benefits.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015 3:15 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

These 10 automotive advances may keep you on the road longer.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015 4:21 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

New government savings accounts make saving for retirement easy, cheap and risk-free.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015 1:30 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The end of 2 strategies will be costly and confusing for many Social Security recipients.

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Thursday, October 29, 2015 10:40 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

There was lots of wind but little substance during Wednesday night’s Republican debate.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015 3:39 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Freedom beats having a steady paycheck or a big savings account.

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