Retirement Blog

Saturday, April 13, 2013 6:05 am
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

A woman’s 1993 divorce decree stipulating her right to a share of her ex-husband’s pension benefits wasn’t enough to ensure that she would get them.

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Thursday, April 11, 2013 5:00 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Would you choose a secure, low-yielding retirement investment over one with a risky but higher return? If you said “yes,” you’re among the majority.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013 5:15 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The White House has proposed a budget that includes capping the value of tax-advantaged retirement savings accounts at about $3 million, a dilemma most of us won’t face.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013 4:43 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Do you have nightmares about retiring and turning into a “bag lady”?

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013 4:19 pm
By Greg McBride, CFA · Bankrate.com

Consumers can still make 2012 individual retirement account contributions through April 15.

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Monday, April 8, 2013 3:02 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Using the chained CPI is one way to spread the pain of managing the budget deficit.

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Monday, April 8, 2013 11:45 am
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

Changes are afoot to our retirement system, but some people are calling for radical changes to it, including abolishment of the 401(k) plan.

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Sunday, April 7, 2013 7:15 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

If you haven’t shopped around, there is a good chance you may be paying too much for your prescription drugs.

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Thursday, April 4, 2013 4:00 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Estimates of savings needed to retire are scary. The reality is that for many people, retirement will be much more modest.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013 1:37 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Required minimum distributions at age 70 1/2 are Uncle Sam’s way of finally getting the taxes you deferred for all those years. Here’s how to take away some of the sting.

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