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.
Monday, January 27, 2014 4:28 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The boomer generation is so big that it can’t help but bring about change as it roars into retirement.

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Sunday, January 26, 2014 6:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The longer your parents lived, the longer you plan to work, a new study found.

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Thursday, January 23, 2014 4:49 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The new federal budget includes money for Social Security to improve its communications.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 3:58 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

If you save steadfastly in your 401(k) and the bottom doesn’t fall out of Social Security, you ought to be all right in retirement.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014 2:15 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Pooling retirement assets mitigates longevity risk and helps prevent future retirement shortfalls, a new report by the American Academy of Actuaries says.

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Sunday, January 19, 2014 7:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The number of products aimed at baby boomers in search of youth is huge. Stay away from the scams among them.

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Friday, January 17, 2014 10:15 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The final 2014 budget deal reduced cost-of-living adjustments for retired military who are younger than 62 by 1 percent. Can Social Security be far behind?

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Thursday, January 16, 2014 4:58 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The Great Recession made savers invest more conservatively, but when you buy bonds, be sure to understand what you’re getting.

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Thursday, January 16, 2014 9:14 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

New devices keep caregivers informed and provide security for those living alone.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014 3:05 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Calculate how much you pay in total taxes and compare the amount to what you’d pay elsewhere.

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