Retirement Blog

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 5:14 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Changes in Social Security and Medicare neared the top of the list of retirement concerns for people of all age groups surveyed about retirement worries.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012 5:04 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Social Security recipients can expect a 1.3 percent cost-of-living raise in 2013, but that won’t cover expected Medicare Part D increases.

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Monday, September 24, 2012 5:40 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

An extended Illinois family set up an innovative family trust to help their offspring pay for college, lending $170,000 interest-free.

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Sunday, September 23, 2012 6:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

No matter what you do, you’ll almost certainly have to grapple with these five retirement realities as you strive to grow old gracefully.

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Thursday, September 20, 2012 3:16 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Do you know the “Seven Essential Habits of Highly Confident Retirees”?

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012 5:50 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Hartford, Conn., topped this year’s list of cities where people are most prepared for retirement, but overall the report was bleak with falling savings rates.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012 5:20 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

If boomers are spendthrifts, it’s not because they are blowing money on food, clothing or household goods.

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Monday, September 17, 2012 5:03 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Retirement planning arithmetic shows that living on Social Security alone is a bad deal.

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Sunday, September 16, 2012 6:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Here are four financial housekeeping chores that are worth doing now — before 2013 financial changes kick in.

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Friday, September 14, 2012 5:00 pm
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

Several factors contribute to retirement planning success, including asset allocation, rebalancing and fund selection.

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