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, October 30, 2013 3:00 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Social Security’s cost of living increase in 2014 will be 1.5 percent. Is that too puny?

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013 4:00 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The CFPB today released four guides to help financial caregivers understand their responsibilities.

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Monday, October 28, 2013 5:52 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The price of long-term care insurance for women is rising, but there are still bargains.

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Sunday, October 27, 2013 6:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Ninety percent of people who have retirement plans say they have the willpower to save.

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Friday, October 25, 2013 3:01 pm
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

Are middle-class Americans out of touch with their ability to save for retirement?

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Thursday, October 24, 2013 2:04 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Here are seven steps to getting the most from your retirement savings plan.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013 4:41 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Talking about Social Security’s “full retirement age” confuses people and encourages bad decisions.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013 3:41 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Well-heeled investors say they won’t consider themselves old until they give up their independence.

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Monday, October 21, 2013 5:09 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Boomers who are prepared for retirement describe themselves as optimistic overachievers who manage money conservatively.

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Sunday, October 20, 2013 6:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Readers offered dozens of ideas to strengthen Social Security. Here are a few of them.

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