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.
Monday, April 29, 2013 5:20 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The financial outlook of public pensions appears to be improving along with the economy.

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Sunday, April 28, 2013 7:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

For a gay couple, it is especially wise to be prepared for the issues of aging and illness.

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Thursday, April 25, 2013 11:54 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Is working in retirement the new normal?

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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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