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 27, 2013 4:58 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Supreme Court decisions on same-sex marriage opened the door for same-sex couples to get the same retirement benefits that heterosexual married couples enjoy.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013 1:32 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Two-thirds of seniors who qualify for federal food assistance don’t get it because they are embarrassed or they don’t know how to ask.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013 5:29 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

A new survey finds that same-sex couples face financial challenges that heterosexual couples don’t have to worry about.

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Monday, June 24, 2013 5:57 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Interest rates are up. Both the stock market and the bond market are going crazy. What now?

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Monday, June 24, 2013 10:52 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Taking a laissez-faire approach to savings bond management can cost you.

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Friday, June 21, 2013 9:27 am
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

Financial advisers find that their retired clients are living on less than 75 percent of their pre-retirement income.

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Thursday, June 20, 2013 5:43 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Removing the earnings cap from payroll taxes could have unintended consequences.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 4:22 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Paying the bills on time trumps saving for retirement, according to a new PwC survey.

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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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