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, June 8, 2015 12:38 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Lots of people sign up for a 401(k), then forget about it. But for best results, take a look regularly.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015 2:51 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Graphing the typical pattern of retirement spending could make you happy.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015 4:33 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Even if a millennial has a long way to go to retirement, an annuity can still make sense.

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Monday, June 1, 2015 3:39 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

If you lost or laundered your paper Medicare card, Social Security has a new way for you to replace it.

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Thursday, May 28, 2015 1:49 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

If you’re taking a cruise or touring foreign countries, think about how you’d pay for a health emergency.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 2:55 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The rewards of saving regularly are greater than just accumulating a healthy nest egg.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015 4:12 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

After two years as second-home Florida condo owners, we recognize some things we might have done differently.

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Monday, May 25, 2015 6:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Bonnie Moore wrote the book on how to turn a house into a shared living arrangement fit for Blanche, Rose, Dorothy and Sophia.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015 3:54 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Even if the U.S. Supreme Court says states have to recognize gay marriage, same-sex couples need good estate plans.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 3:10 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Consider your teeth when you budget for health care in retirement.

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