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 6, 2014 2:00 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

If your former employer offers to buy out your pension, would you take the deal?

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Sunday, January 5, 2014 7:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Buying a retirement home in a warm place can be surprisingly expensive.

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Thursday, January 2, 2014 10:38 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Social Security annually recalculates Medicare premiums for high earners.

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Wednesday, January 1, 2014 7:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Here’s some surprising — but useful — retirement planning advice to take seriously in the New Year.

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Monday, December 30, 2013 4:25 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Planning to retire in 2014? Get acquainted with these earnings limits and upcoming costs.

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Monday, December 30, 2013 11:28 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

If your employer negotiates on your behalf, you may get more bang for your 401(k) bucks.

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Friday, December 27, 2013 12:39 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Before you make a last minute, end-of-the-year 401(k) withdrawal, consider this.

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Thursday, December 26, 2013 3:09 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Here are three end-of-the-year steps to take to make sure your retirement budget is in good shape.

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Wednesday, December 25, 2013 6:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Did you go anywhere for Christmas? Travel can be key to a merry retirement.

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013 6:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

With the return on bonds headed downward, are annuities a good alternative for investors seeking safety?

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