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, August 13, 2013 4:11 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The Affordable Care Act will change retiree health care — maybe for the good.

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Monday, August 12, 2013 4:04 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin would raise the Social Security wage tax cap, but give higher earners a nickel extra for every dollar they earn above this year’s cap.

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Sunday, August 11, 2013 6:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

An annuity is not a good deal unless you live to a ripe old age. But if makes you feel secure, maybe you should buy one.

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Saturday, August 10, 2013 6:05 am
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

Government regulators are getting an earful from consumers and retirement professionals about their latest plan to give Americans a dose of retirement reality.

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Thursday, August 8, 2013 4:56 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Consider these five tips if you face unemployment late in your career.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013 3:53 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

As over-50 divorce rates rise, don’t forget to negotiate post-retirement alimony.

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013 7:00 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

I’m 62 years old today and old enough to claim Social Security — but I’m not going to.

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Monday, August 5, 2013 4:28 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Make disaster recovery part of your retirement planning.

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Sunday, August 4, 2013 6:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The latest hot housing trend involves homes for grandparents raising their grandchildren.

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Saturday, August 3, 2013 6:05 am
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

Student loan rates will be lower, but the college debt load translates to an opportunity cost of more than $200,000.

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