Retirement Blog

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 4:35 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

It’s Social Security’s 77th birthday. Time to fix the economy, so we can enjoy its benefits for at least another 77 years.

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Monday, August 13, 2012 3:43 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan has proposed reforming Medicare, but the details are unclear and the outcome even hazier.

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Sunday, August 12, 2012 6:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

If you fail to pay student loan debt you owe or for which you’ve co-signed, the government may garnish your Social Security check.

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Friday, August 10, 2012 5:18 pm
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

Americans age 50 and up really want to know what the two presidential candidates plan to do about programs such as Social Security.

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Thursday, August 9, 2012 2:53 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Mortgage refinancing deals look attractive, but should you do it if you’re retired or close to it?

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012 4:53 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Medicare is experimenting with innovative ways to improve care and save money — goals that all of us can applaud.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012 4:03 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

If you plan to travel — especially internationally — in retirement, choose your Medicare plan carefully, or you may not be adequately covered.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012 9:33 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Social Security is complex and the return on what some people pay into the program isn’t terribly generous, but for most people, it remains a good deal.

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Sunday, August 5, 2012 6:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The cost of eating in retirement declines as you get older, Gallup says.

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Friday, August 3, 2012 5:00 pm
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

There’s no question America is suffering from a retirement crisis. Some big names in retirement policy offer creative solutions.

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