Retirement Blog

Thursday, August 9, 2012 2:53 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Mortgage refinancing deals look attractive, but should you do it if you’re retired or close to it?

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012 4:53 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Medicare is experimenting with innovative ways to improve care and save money — goals that all of us can applaud.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012 4:03 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

If you plan to travel — especially internationally — in retirement, choose your Medicare plan carefully, or you may not be adequately covered.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012 9:33 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Social Security is complex and the return on what some people pay into the program isn’t terribly generous, but for most people, it remains a good deal.

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Sunday, August 5, 2012 6:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The cost of eating in retirement declines as you get older, Gallup says.

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Friday, August 3, 2012 5:00 pm
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

There’s no question America is suffering from a retirement crisis. Some big names in retirement policy offer creative solutions.

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Thursday, August 2, 2012 5:33 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Given a choice between taking a pension or a lump sum, think hard before you give up the promise of income for life.

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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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