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, 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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Thursday, December 3, 2015 4:04 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Stepping up to become parents to grandchildren means changing your lifestyle and your dreams.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015 5:30 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

If you’re in Medicare’s doughnut hole, you may be feeling the pain personally, but all of us pay more.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015 10:46 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Things can get complicated when both halves of the couple are considering retirement.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015 1:57 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Holidays can be a good time to initiate tough conversations.

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Thursday, November 19, 2015 11:03 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The DOL issued a proposal that would make it easier for employees with no current access to a workplace retirement plan to save.

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