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.
Sunday, July 21, 2013 6:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Vanguard founder John Bogle says make 401(k)s less flexible, regulate investment managers tightly and coordinate with Social Security.

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Saturday, July 20, 2013 6:00 am
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

A different approach to saving involves committing future raises to a retirement plan instead of a percentage of income.

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Thursday, July 18, 2013 7:24 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Should undocumented workers who worked under Social Security get benefits based on that work?

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013 6:44 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The longer you stay on the job, the less likely you’ll get Alzheimer’s.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013 7:33 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Managing risk is key in retirement, but low interest rates make that difficult.

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Monday, July 15, 2013 5:45 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Here are seven things the government could do to increase retirement security.

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Sunday, July 14, 2013 6:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Planning to live on Social Security alone means you’d better be frugal.

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Saturday, July 13, 2013 8:00 am
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

An interpretation of a three-letter word played a role in getting a larger pension benefit.

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Friday, July 12, 2013 11:10 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Many employees overlook company stock purchase plans.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013 1:13 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Sen. Orrin Hatch proposes a bill that would turn public pensions into private annuities.

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