Retirement Blog

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 4:48 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

A paid-off mortgage means you can retire on less money. The recent agreement between states and mortgage lenders could help you reach that goal.

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Monday, May 21, 2012 4:49 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

As the election heats up, we should make sure retirement issues, including the future of Medicare and Social Security, are part of the discussion.

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Sunday, May 20, 2012 6:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

If retirement has snuck up on you, here are six things to do before you leave the job.

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Friday, May 18, 2012 6:00 pm
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

Are you wary of dealing with market volatility using conventional investing strategies? Investment advisers are turning to alternatives.

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Thursday, May 17, 2012 4:51 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

How you manage taxes on your retirement nest egg can make a big difference in how much money you have to spend.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012 2:15 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

People who lose their jobs when they are 55 and older have trouble finding a new one and often spend up their retirement savings while they look.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012 2:55 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Talking with your children now about the possibility that you may need their help as you grow older reduces resentments later.

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Monday, May 14, 2012 5:11 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Boomers are amazingly generous to their adult children, continuing to provide support even at the expense of their own retirement savings.

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Sunday, May 13, 2012 6:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Ford is presenting its retirees with the option of trading their monthly pensions for a big lump-sum distribution — facetiously referred to as LSD.

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Friday, May 11, 2012 5:28 pm
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

Educators fought for a bill that would winnow their 403(b) choices to a manageable number, and lost.

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