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.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 1:13 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Sen. Orrin Hatch proposes a bill that would turn public pensions into private annuities.

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013 4:22 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Detroit and many other communities struggle to pay unfunded retiree health care benefits. The answer is to get rid of them.

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013 9:31 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Match your grandchild’s summer earnings and deposit the money in a Roth IRA. Compounding will turn a small gift into a big retirement nest egg.

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

If taxing the rich won’t fix Social Security, can it be done by naming a committee?

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013 12:30 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Check out these 15 markets where it might be a great time to buy your retirement home.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013 7:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Gen Z folks say they are already worrying about paying for college and saving for retirement.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013 11:39 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Emory University’s Emeritus program helps retired faculty stay involved, teaching, researching and mentoring.

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Monday, July 1, 2013 4:18 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Both union and public pension plans continue to be in trouble, and the suggested solutions don’t look like a sure thing.

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Sunday, June 30, 2013 6:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

A new survey finds that successful retirement planners are most likely to fall into one of these five categories.

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Friday, June 28, 2013 4:55 pm
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

Young people are starting to get the message that retirement planning is important, but it’s up to schools, families, communities and the workplace to help them out.

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