Retirement Blog

Friday, July 20, 2012 5:00 pm
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

A couple of studies about 401(k) leakage were leaked to the press this week. 401(k) leakage refers to money that seeps out of a retirement plan.

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Thursday, July 19, 2012 5:29 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

If you’re one of the 4 million people still getting Social Security by check, here are four reasons to make the switch.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012 4:36 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Exercise, particularly resistance training, is emerging as protection against getting Alzheimer’s disease.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012 4:15 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

It costs an average of 20 percent less to live in retirement, according to an analysis of a government survey of people ages 65 and older.

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Monday, July 16, 2012 5:02 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Local and state governments are reforming their retirement plans to make them more affordable, but some of the changes may not be the right ones.

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Sunday, July 15, 2012 6:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

2013 will bring tax changes that could hit high-income retirees hard. Here are some steps to take now.

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Friday, July 13, 2012 5:00 pm
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College came out with a dismal status report of the 401(k) plan.

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Thursday, July 12, 2012 5:30 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Your home can be a major asset in retirement. Here are six things to do to make sure it’s up to the challenge.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012 5:39 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

A recent report says retirement savings are down, and while that’s not a good thing, the report focuses on the averages, and most of us aren’t average.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012 12:43 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

An increasing number of retirees are losing their homes to tax lien sales because they ignore tax bills and notices of tax liens.

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