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, June 3, 2013 5:36 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Boomers are better educated, working longer and earning much more than both their dads and their younger counterparts.

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Sunday, June 2, 2013 7:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Is it time to raise the age of earliest Social Security claiming from 62 to 64?

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Thursday, May 30, 2013 7:07 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

How much money you have, how you behave and where you live can lead to a healthier retirement.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013 11:02 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Should funds be diverted from the Social Security retirement program to shore up the Social Security Disability Insurance program?

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013 4:38 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

A study reveals 10 things that derail retirement planning.

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Monday, May 27, 2013 6:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

A new law makes it a crime to lie in order to get veterans health and retirement benefits.

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Sunday, May 26, 2013 6:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

At 85, Willadene Zedan is graduating with a degree in theology and a dream of helping older people live better.

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Saturday, May 25, 2013 6:05 am
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

How are 401(k) investors doing? We’re doing the best we can, given the circumstances.

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Thursday, May 23, 2013 10:11 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Want to derail your retirement plan? Make these five mistakes.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013 12:43 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

More people are staying on the job longer — working part time after they leave a full-time job or just taking a break and then switching to a whole new field.

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