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.
Thursday, September 19, 2013 5:01 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The Labor Department told employers this week to give same-sex married couples the same benefits they offer other married couples, but will all of them listen?

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013 10:22 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

If you can’t have an old-fashioned pension, then prepare to deal with the unexpected.

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Monday, September 16, 2013 10:56 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The Government Accountability Office reported that about 36,000 individuals were given $1.29 billion in excess disability payments over two years.

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Sunday, September 15, 2013 6:04 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

If you’re past 40 and your company is kicking you to the curb, look for signs of age discrimination and then negotiate for a better deal.

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Thursday, September 12, 2013 12:47 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Here are five ways to fix long-term care to prepare for the baby boomer onslaught.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013 2:11 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Well-educated workers are staying on the job longer, making it harder — at least temporarily — for younger workers to get good jobs.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013 12:50 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

A book author cites good reasons to talk to your grown children about retirement planning.

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Monday, September 9, 2013 3:30 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The accomplished swimmer offers inspiring words of wisdom that challenge us to be our best in retirement.

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Sunday, September 8, 2013 6:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

People who are not quite old enough for Medicare are among those likely to benefit the most from the new insurance marketplace.

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Friday, September 6, 2013 7:21 pm
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

Americans are in dire straits, according to a new report about retirement inequality.

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