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.
Sunday, May 19, 2013 7:10 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Proposed retirement plan would help small company employers and the self-employed save.

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Thursday, May 16, 2013 5:13 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

If you’re 59 1/2 and still working, you can probably move your 401(k) out of your employer’s plan and into an IRA, gaining more investment opportunities.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013 5:43 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Newer hybrid policies come with some interesting features to make them more appealing to consumers.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013 5:45 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

An increasing number of “factoring” companies are offering loans or outright deals to buy pension rights. Just say no.

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Monday, May 13, 2013 4:50 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Shop around to discover your options for buying insurance before you’re eligible for Medicare.

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Sunday, May 12, 2013 6:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Here are five creative ways to tell Mom just how great she is.

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Thursday, May 9, 2013 5:13 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Medicare is pricey and it isn’t perfect, but the three proposals most often offered to make it less costly may not work, a new study says.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013 4:28 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Fixing troubled, multiemployer union pensions won’t be easy.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013 5:13 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

A study finds that the best way to start the retirement planning conversation with parents is to talk to Mom.

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Monday, May 6, 2013 3:30 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Mom and dad need a plan for helping out adult children and grandchildren.

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