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.
Sunday, August 4, 2013 6:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The latest hot housing trend involves homes for grandparents raising their grandchildren.

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Saturday, August 3, 2013 6:05 am
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

Student loan rates will be lower, but the college debt load translates to an opportunity cost of more than $200,000.

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Thursday, August 1, 2013 5:17 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Ken Dychtwald offers five key reasons why retirement will be different in the future.

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Wednesday, July 31, 2013 2:40 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

This week Congress passed a reverse mortgage reform bill designed to both help retirees and improve the soundness of the program.

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013 4:30 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Some Social Security recipients who get their payments electronically are being charged exorbitant overdraft fees.

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Monday, July 29, 2013 5:25 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Here are three ways Detroit’s bankruptcy could have a negative impact on retirement nationwide.

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Sunday, July 28, 2013 6:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Longevity risk is a big concern for my friend, whose mother is approaching her 104th birthday. Here’s what she’s doing to ensure she’ll have enough money.

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Saturday, July 27, 2013 6:05 am
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

Reflections of lessons learned from a former boss who will never reach retirement.

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Thursday, July 25, 2013 3:08 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Making your 401(k) work harder will help ensure a more comfortable retirement.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013 11:46 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

When both of you work, you earn more, but Social Security will replace a smaller proportion of your total paycheck.

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