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.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 5:15 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Pack your lunch a couple of times a week now, so you can afford dinner out in retirement.

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013 3:04 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Who can you count on to care for you when you are very old? Chances are it won’t be your grown children.

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Monday, August 26, 2013 5:02 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The early line from the Congressional Budget Office estimates Social Security will go up 1.5 percent in 2014.

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Sunday, August 25, 2013 6:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Finding creative ways to get money for extras is smart retirement planning.

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Saturday, August 24, 2013 6:05 am
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

Just in case you don’t win the lottery, here’s what you can do to juice up your retirement savings.

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Thursday, August 22, 2013 3:05 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

A new proposal for revamping 401(k)s would require half the savings and provide better outcomes.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013 3:54 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Do the math before claiming Social Security at 62.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013 4:53 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Spending money on your home to make it easier to age in place could be a good retirement investment.

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Monday, August 19, 2013 4:05 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Sign up for a My Social Security personal account before a crook beats you to it.

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Sunday, August 18, 2013 7:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Research says women save less for retirement than men. Here’s how to overcome the gap.

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