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.
Saturday, February 23, 2013 6:05 am
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

More than 25 percent of employees with 401(k)s have used their accounts for nonretirement spending.

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Thursday, February 21, 2013 1:41 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The FBI estimates that in 2012, the cost of Medicare fraud ranged from $75 billion to $250 billion.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013 4:00 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Here are seven reasons why being married is good for your retirement planning.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013 9:34 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Simpson and Bowles are back with some ideas that hit people planning for retirement right in the pocketbook.

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Saturday, February 16, 2013 6:05 am
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

Just about anyone can accumulate a million bucks if they set an intention to do so.

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Friday, February 15, 2013 2:51 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Uncle Sam introduces a new Roth TSP — but the rules are complicated.

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Thursday, February 14, 2013 1:51 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Workers who saved steadily in their 401(k)s for the last 10 years have nearly $200,000 in their retirement savings plans, Fidelity Investments reports.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013 5:14 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama outlined his plan to put Medicare on a more secure financial footing.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013 4:12 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

President Barack Obama continues to support a plan to adopt the chained CPI as a way to control the cost of Social Security.

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Monday, February 11, 2013 5:42 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Pope’s resignation shows that retiring before you’re old and in the way is the right thing to do.

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