Retirement Blog

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 5:10 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The Pension Benefit Guarantee Corp. raised the maximum amount of a pension it will guarantee. Good news for those with old-fashioned defined benefit pensions.

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Monday, November 26, 2012 5:58 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

More exercise for body and brain, as well as less rich food, can add years to life in retirement. Now all we have to do is work to pay for it.

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Sunday, November 25, 2012 7:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Even though you’re divorced, you’re entitled to your ex-spouse’s Social Security and no settlement agreement can change that.

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Friday, November 23, 2012 6:05 am
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

Many people don’t realize that state and local workers in certain states don’t contribute to Social Security.

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Thursday, November 22, 2012 6:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

A Thanksgiving wish and a plan for continued family goodwill.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012 6:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Social Security is increasingly valuable to retirees. Study up on its features, Prudential Financial tells clients and advisers.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 11:43 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

With holiday shopping and year end upon us, it’s time to manage your retirement accounts and maximize your contributions.

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Monday, November 19, 2012 11:49 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Medicare announces its fee increases for 2013, including a $5 per month rise in Part B premiums.

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Sunday, November 18, 2012 7:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Would you vote for a small cut to your Social Security if it guaranteed payments and put the U.S. on a solid financial footing going forward?

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Thursday, November 15, 2012 3:55 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

In today’s low-interest world, can a retiree still safely withdraw 4 percent from savings without running out of money?

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