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, February 11, 2013 5:42 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Pope’s resignation shows that retiring before you’re old and in the way is the right thing to do.

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Sunday, February 10, 2013 6:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

New laws make it easy to convert to a Roth 401(k), but about half of employers don’t offer them.

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Friday, February 8, 2013 6:46 pm
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

Rich folks and poor folks clash on how to fix the national debt, and some rich folks are hightailing it out of the country.

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Thursday, February 7, 2013 5:55 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Many readers urged that Social Security’s wage cap be eliminated so high earners pay more. How much should they pay?

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013 5:49 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Take these three steps to hedge your bet that you can afford a fun life in retirement.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013 2:57 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

If you think Social Security is worth paying for, tell your congressional delegates.

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Monday, February 4, 2013 3:22 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Paying Social Security recipients a lump sum for every year they delay their benefit is an idea for saving the system money.

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

Retirement when you are 60ish used to be part of the plan, but many had to ditch that idea.

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Saturday, February 2, 2013 6:05 am
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

Make it your business to get involved in your retirement planning.

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Thursday, January 31, 2013 5:46 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

If your adult children think you are a financial genius, take advantage of it and offer them plenty of good advice.

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