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, December 27, 2012 4:48 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Most boomers will live in retirement where they’ve always lived — in suburbia. Prepping the neighborhood could make life much more comfortable.

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012 4:25 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

“Spending money on things I don’t need” is the worst financial bad habit of people 55 and older.

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Tuesday, December 25, 2012 6:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Generosity is its own reward this holiday season when you remember to recognize those whose efforts you appreciate.

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Monday, December 24, 2012 7:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Here are some loose ends that anyone planning for retirement should tie up by year’s end.

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Sunday, December 23, 2012 7:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

You have to demand respect to get the kind of care you need, but nobody says it’s easy.

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Thursday, December 20, 2012 3:59 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Are you nervous about the Mayan calendar or the impending “fiscal cliff,” you might consider putting some gold in your IRA.

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012 3:13 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Older folks can continue to think logically and solve problems as well as, if not better than, they could in their youth, concludes a study.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012 6:12 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Here are six ways to make the gift of money from Grandma and Grandpa more memorable.

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Monday, December 17, 2012 6:25 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Five estate tax proposals could make it harder for Mom and Dad to pass their business or their money to the kids.

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Sunday, December 16, 2012 6:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Putting the squeeze on how we calculate the rising cost of living could be a good way to keep us from flying off the “fiscal cliff.”

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