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 14, 2013 3:16 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Stable value funds aren’t exciting, but they are a secure — and popular — choice for retirement plans.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013 5:07 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Fixed income investment yields are likely to rise this year. As a result, one bond fund manager recommends that you maintain liquidity for the time being.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013 1:23 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Here are five ways to get ready to live a long and good life.

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Monday, March 11, 2013 3:48 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

New legislation suggests raising the cap on Social Security for people who make more than $250,000 with no increase for lower earners.

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Sunday, March 10, 2013 7:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

To get a good deal on long-term care insurance, you better shop around.

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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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