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 28, 2013 3:33 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Putting money in an IRA, even if you have to do it by reducing your contribution to your 401(k) plan at work, can be a smart strategy.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013 3:33 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Here are 10 ways to avoid being bilked and keep the financial wolves from your door.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013 12:49 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Consider these five lifestyle decisions that make retirement planning a priority.

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Monday, March 25, 2013 3:44 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Boomers owe it to the younger generation to stabilize Social Security and make saving for retirement easier.

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Sunday, March 24, 2013 7:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The unemployment rate among older workers is low and older people are working longer, but if you’re one of the older jobless, finding work is tough.

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Saturday, March 23, 2013 7:05 am
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

Is the stock market a safer place for the Social Security trust funds? Alicia Munnell says yes.

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Thursday, March 21, 2013 4:48 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

A new free Social Security calculator from T. Rowe Price can help you maximize your return on Social Security.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013 5:56 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

If you plan to work longer, then make your Social Security benefit work harder.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013 4:05 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Minor inconveniences become major as you age. You need either money to hire assistance or someone to do it for free.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013 2:13 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Retirement confidence is at a low ebb, but saving enough to stop working isn’t impossible.

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