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.
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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Tuesday, July 23, 2013 5:07 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Thinking creatively can make retirement more comfortable and less costly.

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Monday, July 22, 2013 5:43 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

New government data suggest that between reaching age 65 and death, we can — on average — expect five to seven years of lousy health.

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Sunday, July 21, 2013 6:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Vanguard founder John Bogle says make 401(k)s less flexible, regulate investment managers tightly and coordinate with Social Security.

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Saturday, July 20, 2013 6:00 am
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

A different approach to saving involves committing future raises to a retirement plan instead of a percentage of income.

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Thursday, July 18, 2013 7:24 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Should undocumented workers who worked under Social Security get benefits based on that work?

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013 6:44 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The longer you stay on the job, the less likely you’ll get Alzheimer’s.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013 7:33 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Managing risk is key in retirement, but low interest rates make that difficult.

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Monday, July 15, 2013 5:45 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Here are seven things the government could do to increase retirement security.

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