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, January 22, 2013 4:00 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Making the community more responsive to the problems of recently discharged Medicare hospital patients can save lives and money.

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Sunday, January 20, 2013 6:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Here are good reasons to buy an annuity and some things to think about before you spend the money.

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Friday, January 18, 2013 2:05 pm
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

The Business Roundtable proposes raising the full retirement age for drawing Social Security benefits from 67 to 70.

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Thursday, January 17, 2013 4:09 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Living on just 15 percent less in retirement can make a big difference in how long your retirement income will last.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013 5:38 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Buying long-term care insurance could deplete your savings without providing enough potential for benefit.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013 4:15 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

If you forgot about a pension benefit from a former employer, the PBGC could be looking for you.

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Monday, January 14, 2013 3:32 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Which investments are prime targets for index funds, and which need extra management?

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Sunday, January 13, 2013 7:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The funds 401(k) administrators select for you to invest in can make a difference in how much money you have for retirement.

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Friday, January 11, 2013 5:31 pm
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

This week Illinois staged its own “fiscal cliff” drama on a smaller scale and with a different ending.

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Thursday, January 10, 2013 2:55 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Adding up your expenses in retirement and comparing them to your potential income is the first retirement planning step.

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