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 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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Tuesday, November 17, 2015 3:10 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Uncle Sam will help you pay for long-term care insurance.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015 6:05 am
By Greg McBride · Bankrate.com

In case of financial emergency, do you break into your retirement savings? Many people do.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015 2:59 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Erasing low-earning or zero years from your Social Security earnings record can raise your benefits.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015 3:15 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

These 10 automotive advances may keep you on the road longer.

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