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.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 7:33 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Managing risk is key in retirement, but low interest rates make that difficult.

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Monday, July 15, 2013 5:45 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Here are seven things the government could do to increase retirement security.

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Sunday, July 14, 2013 6:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Planning to live on Social Security alone means you’d better be frugal.

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Saturday, July 13, 2013 8:00 am
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

An interpretation of a three-letter word played a role in getting a larger pension benefit.

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Friday, July 12, 2013 11:10 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Many employees overlook company stock purchase plans.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013 1:13 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Sen. Orrin Hatch proposes a bill that would turn public pensions into private annuities.

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013 4:22 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Detroit and many other communities struggle to pay unfunded retiree health care benefits. The answer is to get rid of them.

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013 9:31 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Match your grandchild’s summer earnings and deposit the money in a Roth IRA. Compounding will turn a small gift into a big retirement nest egg.

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

If taxing the rich won’t fix Social Security, can it be done by naming a committee?

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013 12:30 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Check out these 15 markets where it might be a great time to buy your retirement home.

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