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, May 9, 2013 5:13 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Medicare is pricey and it isn’t perfect, but the three proposals most often offered to make it less costly may not work, a new study says.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013 4:28 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Fixing troubled, multiemployer union pensions won’t be easy.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013 5:13 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

A study finds that the best way to start the retirement planning conversation with parents is to talk to Mom.

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Monday, May 6, 2013 3:30 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Mom and dad need a plan for helping out adult children and grandchildren.

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Sunday, May 5, 2013 6:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

How much should someone in his or her 30s be saving for retirement?

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Saturday, May 4, 2013 6:05 am
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

Both retirees and near-retirees are more optimistic when they have saved at least a half-million dollars.

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Thursday, May 2, 2013 4:55 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Americans are living longer, and few centenarians have regrets. Follow these eight tips to age well and enjoy life.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013 6:04 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

New Medicare rules may push higher earners into paying more. But if you think you’re being wrongly charged, then appeal.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013 4:47 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Avoiding taxes could be a final act of love between spouses at the end of life.

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Monday, April 29, 2013 5:20 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The financial outlook of public pensions appears to be improving along with the economy.

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