Retirement Blog

Sunday, June 17, 2012 6:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

When the real estate meltdown happened in 2008, we had an opportunity to use money from my self-directed IRA to buy a piece of property.

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Friday, June 15, 2012 5:00 pm
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

Many Americans will not have to take required minimum distributions at age 70 ½ if the Treasury Department gets its way.

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Thursday, June 14, 2012 4:46 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The magic retirement planning number is 11 times your final annual salary. Only 30 percent are on track to save that.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012 4:58 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

At least 20 percent of people older than 65 — some 7 million people — say they have been victims of financial fraud.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012 4:49 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Grandparents.com says its most popular discussion forum is focused on communicating with grandchildren who live far away.

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Monday, June 11, 2012 5:53 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Should GM retirees who are offered a lump sum take it, or should they stick with the pension and bet on Prudential?

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Sunday, June 10, 2012 6:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

My friend and neighbor suffered a fatal accident recently when he blew a tire, and the load flipped up over the cab, crushing him.

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Friday, June 8, 2012 5:00 pm
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

The pension landscape this week underwent a tectonic shift in California with the passage of two referendums.

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Thursday, June 7, 2012 4:06 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

What would you do differently if you were 20 and could start your retirement planning all over again?

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012 5:59 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

A 50-year-old security guard at a large retirement community was arrested yesterday for stealing $150,000 worth of jewelry and silverware.

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