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.
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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Friday, October 18, 2013 4:41 pm
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

A study shows that investors reacted in the exact opposite way than they should have after the financial crisis.

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Thursday, October 17, 2013 4:52 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Help is available for retirees who need special assistance navigating Medicare and other programs.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013 12:54 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Social Security checks could be delayed if Congress doesn’t raise the debt ceiling quickly.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013 3:43 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

With 76 million baby boomers getting old, businesses have great opportunities to serve them.

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