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, February 10, 2015 3:53 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

At No. 19, the U.S. provides less retirement security than most highly developed countries.

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Monday, February 9, 2015 4:11 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

It’s hard to work when your spouse and friends aren’t. Here are some ideas to balance and retirement.

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Thursday, February 5, 2015 2:02 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Financially coddling your adult children can be bad for you and bad for them.

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015 3:52 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Retirement expert critiques Obama’s retirement-related 2016 budget proposals.

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015 1:56 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The president’s 2016 budget proposal has lot of suggestions that affect older Americans.

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Monday, February 2, 2015 3:58 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Social Security makes it a little easier to pay Uncle Sam what you owe him.

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Thursday, January 29, 2015 5:33 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Blue ribbon panel releases proposal to reform military retirement plans and give service people with fewer than 20 years some benefits.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 3:01 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Ida May Fuller claimed the first Social Security benefit check ever, 75 years ago on Jan. 31, 1940. Qualifying for benefits remains a worthy goal.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 1:12 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Personal loans are making a comeback — especially for those who have good credit and a big back account.

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Monday, January 26, 2015 1:03 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Despite availability of online and telephone access, sometimes going to the Social Security office is the right thing to do.

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