Retirement Blog

Friday, October 19, 2012 5:00 pm
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

You’ve heard by now that it’s the 25th anniversary of Black Monday, that fateful day Oct. 19, 1987, when the Dow Jones industrial average plummeted 508 points in a single day, suffering a loss of nearly 23 percent. That event shook the investment world. “Yesterday’s thunderous collapse smashed whatever life was thought still to be

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Thursday, October 18, 2012 3:17 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Create an aging-friendly retirement home. If you do it now, you’ll be able to live in it longer.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012 3:05 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Take these six basic steps before you calculate how to spend your retirement savings.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012 9:40 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Thanks to a cost of living adjustment, Social Security will rise 1.7 percent Jan. 1.

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Monday, October 15, 2012 4:45 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Regardless of politics, a survey of boomers shows that they are most concerned about the impact of rising health care costs on their retirement planning.

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Sunday, October 14, 2012 6:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Here are three good reasons to analyze your Medicare plan and possibly switching.

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Friday, October 12, 2012 4:18 pm
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

A new study shows Americans are making good progress toward their retirement savings. But there is still a lot of room for improvement.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012 5:27 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Voluntary benefits are HR-speak for employee benefits employees choose to pay for. Some are good for people nearing retirement.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 3:28 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Medicare open enrollment, a retirement planning annual event, begins Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012 4:30 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Do the Republicans or the Democrats have Medicare reform right? At least one economist says either plan could work.

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