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.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 5:53 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Retired investors remain pessimistic about the market and nervous about rising taxes.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013 5:54 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Worried that you’ll be evicted from your mobile home park? Maybe you should buy the park.

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Monday, April 22, 2013 5:28 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

More than 10,000 boomers are turning 65 every day and becoming eligible for Medicare. Some of them are making serious mistakes when they sign up.

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Sunday, April 21, 2013 7:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Compared to our grandparents, our retirement is nothing to complain about.

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Friday, April 19, 2013 3:25 pm
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

The CFPB’s recent report reveals that more than 50 designations for financial advisers are out there, and many do not require training.

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Thursday, April 18, 2013 3:24 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Is it fair to eliminate the cap on Social Security payroll taxes if high earners don’t get a better benefit?

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013 5:39 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

If you have a long-term care policy and you’re facing a rate increase, here are five ways to manage it.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013 4:24 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Cash balance plans are increasingly popular among employers. If you’re offered one, here’s what you need to know.

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

Paying off the mortgage may make you feel good, but is it the smartest approach?

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Sunday, April 14, 2013 7:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Employers are improving their stock purchase plans. If you are offered one, consider the deal.

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