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.
Saturday, August 24, 2013 6:05 am
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

Just in case you don’t win the lottery, here’s what you can do to juice up your retirement savings.

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Thursday, August 22, 2013 3:05 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

A new proposal for revamping 401(k)s would require half the savings and provide better outcomes.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013 3:54 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Do the math before claiming Social Security at 62.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013 4:53 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Spending money on your home to make it easier to age in place could be a good retirement investment.

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Monday, August 19, 2013 4:05 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Sign up for a My Social Security personal account before a crook beats you to it.

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Sunday, August 18, 2013 7:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Research says women save less for retirement than men. Here’s how to overcome the gap.

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Thursday, August 15, 2013 6:17 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Want a big return on your investment? Delay claiming Social Security.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013 4:38 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Social Security turned 78 Wednesday amid efforts to stabilize its finances while improving it for current and future recipients.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013 4:11 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The Affordable Care Act will change retiree health care — maybe for the good.

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Monday, August 12, 2013 4:04 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin would raise the Social Security wage tax cap, but give higher earners a nickel extra for every dollar they earn above this year’s cap.

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