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.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 7:09 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Here’s how the federal shutdown could affect your retirement.

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Monday, September 30, 2013 3:47 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Blended families often aren’t very supportive when a stepparent needs long-term care, a new study finds.

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Sunday, September 29, 2013 6:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Federal wage rules changed to guarantee home-care workers minimum wage and overtime.

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Friday, September 27, 2013 4:13 pm
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

Tax-favorable retirement planning vehicles are under attack, but let’s not get rid of them.

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Thursday, September 26, 2013 6:47 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

At Thursday’s conference, health policy experts discussed affordable solutions to the long-term care dilemma.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013 7:37 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Asking your employer to buy your retirement annuity — and negotiate a good deal — can up your annual income by nearly 20 percent.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013 6:30 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Reporting suspected fraud doesn’t violate privacy laws, federal regulators confirm.

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Monday, September 23, 2013 5:46 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Stories in the media that sympathize with people who made bad retirement planning decisions don’t encourage better behavior.

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Sunday, September 22, 2013 6:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Eventually, you’ll have to surrender your car keys. How are you going to get around?

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Saturday, September 21, 2013 6:30 am
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

If you adequately prepare, life in retirement can be a dream. If you don’t, it can be a nightmare.

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