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.
Thursday, June 25, 2015 1:28 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Employers who offer retirement benefits get a lot of bang for their bucks.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 1:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Do you know your spouse’s income or the size of his or her nest egg? If the answer is no, you’re not alone.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 5:00 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Millennials are committed to good money management habits and in many ways show up boomers and Gen X.

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Monday, June 22, 2015 3:27 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Don’t rely on one or the other. Do both, says one financial researcher.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015 3:18 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

One retirement plan, one set of rules and limited fees should be enough for retirement savers, says economist John Friedman.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 3:46 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

A new report emphasizes that Social Security is spending more than it is taking in and we need to collect more taxes or spend less on the program.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015 3:08 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Age discrimination is a growing problem, as people are living longer and need to work longer.

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Monday, June 15, 2015 3:46 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

If you are going to spend money on improving your home, make sure it will pay off in comfort, satisfaction and, maybe, resale value.

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Friday, June 12, 2015 12:12 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The new plan trims traditional pension benefits to give service people with less seniority some savings.

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Thursday, June 11, 2015 4:00 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

A Supreme Court decision later this month in favor of challengers to the Affordable Care Act could freeze many people age 50 to 64 out of the insurance market.

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