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, June 18, 2013 3:41 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Here are three ways to make sure your heirs fight after you die.

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Monday, June 17, 2013 5:05 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Life is so good for university faculty members that persuading them to retire can be tough.

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Sunday, June 16, 2013 6:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Most people nix the idea of sharing estate planning details with their adult children, but telling the kids some key facts could be important.

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Friday, June 14, 2013 2:15 pm
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

This week, Morningstar’s 25th annual investment conference featured an excellent lineup of topics and discussions among analysts, mutual fund managers and retirement industry execs.

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Thursday, June 13, 2013 3:41 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Future caregivers, start your engines: Consider how you’ll handle long-term care while you and your parents are still young and healthy.

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Thursday, June 13, 2013 7:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Deferred income annuities are becoming an increasingly popular replacement for old-fashioned pensions.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013 4:56 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The government is offering new instructional materials to help older people learn to avoid scams.

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Monday, June 10, 2013 5:07 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

A new study by Interest.com shows that most retiree households can’t replace 70 to 80 percent of their pre-retiree income. But another study suggests it may not be necessary to do that.

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Sunday, June 9, 2013 7:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

An author writes about women who are past 60, still on the job and loving it.

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Saturday, June 8, 2013 6:05 am
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

The retirement industry released some news this week that can be described as good, bad and ugly.

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