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.
Sunday, December 9, 2012 6:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Start early planning your retirement as a small-business owner.

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Friday, December 7, 2012 5:00 pm
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

Keep your former employers informed of your whereabouts, or you could conceivably lose your retirement funds.

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Thursday, December 6, 2012 4:26 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Social Security announced this week that it has added 35 more conditions to the compassionate allowances list, or CAL.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012 4:07 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Here are three ways to sidestep the “fiscal cliff.”

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012 1:15 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Medicare open enrollment ends Friday. If you haven’t taken a second look at your Medicare Advantage or Part D prescription drug plan, do it now.

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Monday, December 3, 2012 5:29 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Social Security is too big a piece of the pie to separate from the rest of the “fiscal cliff” issues.

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Sunday, December 2, 2012 6:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

If you aren’t saving significant amounts of money steadily, your target date fund may not be a good fit for you.

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Friday, November 30, 2012 5:04 pm
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

When given a choice, most workers around the world favor immediate gratification over retirement security.

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Thursday, November 29, 2012 4:20 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The IRS announced it will allow employees and former employees to receive loans or take hardship distributions — with conditions.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012 2:44 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

If you value your 401(k), tell your Congressional representatives you don’t want them to push it off the fiscal cliff.

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