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 13, 2012 4:24 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Taking care of these retirement and estate-planning details is a gift that someday will make your family very grateful.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012 1:01 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Raising the age of Medicare eligibility isn’t likely to happen because it won’t keep us from going over the “fiscal cliff.”

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012 3:55 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

If legal bills aren’t in your retirement budget and your financial situation isn’t complicated, one place to start is with an online, do-it-yourself form.

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Monday, December 10, 2012 5:24 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

With real estate prices rising again, here are three things to consider before you sell your home.

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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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