Retirement Blog

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 2:57 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

When it comes to finances, parents of adult children should remember the advice you get on the airplane: “Apply your own oxygen mask first.”

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012 5:16 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Before you quit your job and devote yourself to caring for someone else, calculate the costs and make sure it’s the best decision.

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Monday, July 30, 2012 12:22 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The average U.S. millionaire is 61 and invests his or her money in domestic stocks, cash, CDs, ETFs, bonds and mutual funds.

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Sunday, July 29, 2012 6:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Olympic athletes outdo most of us from physical standpoint and they lead the way in managing their finances, according to a study by TD Ameritrade.

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Friday, July 27, 2012 5:00 pm
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

Institutional investors such as pension funds have investment return targets. Should the individual investor have them too?

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Thursday, July 26, 2012 3:00 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Cash balance plans are increasingly popular. Congratulations, if you are offered one. Here are three reasons to give it a little love.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012 6:22 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Whether you are a boomer or a member of the older silent or GI generations — if you are healthy, you are probably not eager to just sit on the porch.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012 10:35 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Letting taxes on qualified dividends rise at the end of the year isn’t just a problem for rich people.

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Monday, July 23, 2012 5:31 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Roger Groen, 78, is still picking up garbage in the Chicago suburbs — and liking the job — but most of us won’t be staying on the job that long.

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Sunday, July 22, 2012 6:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

One of the decisions that most people have to make when they turn 65 is whether to choose traditional Medicare or a Medicare Advantage plan.

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