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, September 5, 2013 6:05 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Consider buying your retirement home now and renting it to vacationers until you’re ready to move in.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013 5:08 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The Great Recession hit Gen Y hard, but those who saved despite hard times are starting to see the value of their financial wisdom.

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013 5:17 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The changes resulting from the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage continue to roll out.

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Monday, September 2, 2013 6:40 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

It’s Labor Day — a time to reflect on the changing meaning of retirement over the centuries.

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Sunday, September 1, 2013 6:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Risk is relative. Investing too conservatively can be dangerous to your financial health.

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Thursday, August 29, 2013 11:34 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Annual Medicare open enrollment starts Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7. Don’t confuse this with the rollout of the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance marketplace.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013 5:15 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Pack your lunch a couple of times a week now, so you can afford dinner out in retirement.

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013 3:04 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Who can you count on to care for you when you are very old? Chances are it won’t be your grown children.

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Monday, August 26, 2013 5:02 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The early line from the Congressional Budget Office estimates Social Security will go up 1.5 percent in 2014.

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Sunday, August 25, 2013 6:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Finding creative ways to get money for extras is smart retirement planning.

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