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, January 12, 2016 2:40 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

New numbers from the Congressional Budget Office seem to indicate that our Social Security benefits are more generous than once thought.

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Thursday, January 7, 2016 12:08 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

As you contemplate retirement, think about these 4 things.

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016 7:30 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Here’s some advice for keeping Uncle Sam out of your nest egg.

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Thursday, December 31, 2015 1:45 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The new legislation that Congress pushed through includes at least 5 provisions that help retirees and those planning for retirement.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015 2:13 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Start your retirement planning off right by committing to being smarter about money in 2016.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015 6:05 am
By Jean Chatzky · Bankrate.com

There are big changes coming to Social Security, thanks to the recently approved federal budget.

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Thursday, December 17, 2015 2:57 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve’s quarter-point increase in interest rates isn’t likely to mean that retirees will see attractive CD rates any time soon.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015 4:12 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Longer life spans and paltry retirement savings are among the forces keeping older workers on the job longer.

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Thursday, December 10, 2015 1:57 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Sure, you can retire young and live on less, but do you really want to?

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015 4:51 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Many people are still expecting corporate defined benefit pensions, but will they get them?

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