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, October 14, 2013 6:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Most people older than 55 are happy to wave goodbye to their adult children.

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Sunday, October 13, 2013 6:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Many people aren’t confident they will receive Social Security. The government has to fix that.

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Thursday, October 10, 2013 10:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Odds are you’ll need $360,000 for health care in retirement, but maybe you’ll get lucky.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013 6:18 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

How would you like a pension that didn’t kick in until you were 75, but paid generously after that?

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013 2:58 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Social Security disability benefits are the target of a fraud investigation.

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Monday, October 7, 2013 12:00 pm
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

International Paper employees settled for $30 million out of court. But they’re not getting much.

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Sunday, October 6, 2013 6:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

A little preparation can make a visit to a financial adviser more useful.

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Thursday, October 3, 2013 11:21 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Part-time workers at small firms are less likely than other workers to have access to a company retirement plan. Here’s what they can do.

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Thursday, October 3, 2013 8:47 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Opponents of the chained CPI are marshaling forces as Congress does battle over the budget.

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013 7:09 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Here’s how the federal shutdown could affect your retirement.

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