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, March 7, 2013 3:52 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

A Paris-based financial management firm calculates that the U.S. is 19th worldwide and not so great at providing retirement security.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013 6:05 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Married women are more likely to end up as widows than their husbands, widowers. They should plan accordingly.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013 3:47 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Believe these five retirement myths and your retirement planning could be in trouble.

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Monday, March 4, 2013 4:42 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Nearly 80 percent of boomers don’t think they’ll be able to count on their own children for either financial or physical care.

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Sunday, March 3, 2013 6:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

A retirement plan that includes selling a home and living off the profits may not work so well these days.

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Friday, March 1, 2013 2:15 pm
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

A whopping 84 percent of Americans say everyone should have a pension. Wouldn’t that be nice?

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Thursday, February 28, 2013 12:01 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

When you’re older than 60, sell yourself to potential employers by emphasizing leadership skills.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 3:51 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Make sure the spouse who survives you has enough money to live comfortably.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013 6:18 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

If we raise the age of eligibility for Social Security, should people who earn the most and live the longest get less?

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Monday, February 25, 2013 5:28 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

A 2010 report found that more than $1 billion was sent to more than 250,000 dead people over 10 years.

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