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, July 14, 2015 2:23 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

At the White House Conference on Aging, the government announced several changes to programs that assist older Americans.

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Monday, July 13, 2015 1:35 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Have we outlived the need for end-of-life counseling?

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Thursday, July 9, 2015 4:24 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Millennial media darling Sarah Bernard is a retirement spokesperson, but she doesn’t think she’ll ever retire in the traditional way.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015 3:08 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Greek retirees have it bad, but their troubles aren’t likely to be our troubles.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015 4:48 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Making telemedicine more available requires changing long-standing Medicare rules, but there are good reasons to do it.

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Monday, July 6, 2015 7:10 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Take the team approach to protecting the aging and vulnerable.

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Thursday, July 2, 2015 1:05 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Celebrate Independence Day by considering your own plan to escape to retirement.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015 3:33 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Some people see tiny homes as a liberating lifestyle, enabling them to free up resources for other things besides a big house payment.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015 3:32 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Now that same-sex marriage is legal everywhere, it is important for couples to take another look at their retirement planning.

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Monday, June 29, 2015 3:13 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Avoiding a fall is a lot cheaper than recovering from one.

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