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.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 10:08 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Retirement adviser Mark Zoril says if you can afford it, don’t feel guilty about helping your grown children.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015 3:25 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

An insurance company hopes it might sell more annuities if people realized that these products could help them retire sooner.

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Monday, April 13, 2015 3:15 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Long-term care insurance is pricier than it used to be as the cost of care has skyrocketed, but the industry is searching for a better answer.

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Thursday, April 9, 2015 2:59 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Living in a gated community can help protect you from burglary, but it probably won’t stop a crazed attacker.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015 3:33 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Cap your spending at conservative percentages because today’s low interest rates make running out of money a real risk.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015 3:55 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

When an economist looked at his own benefits, this is what he saw.

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Monday, April 6, 2015 3:21 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

When you don’t have a choice, here’s how you can avoid the penalties for taking money early from your retirement accounts.

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Thursday, April 2, 2015 3:00 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

An 84-year-old physician is leading the charge to protect and improve Medicare.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015 4:51 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Get out of the way! Grandma is taking over.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 4:44 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

People don’t like annuities until they prove themselves to be a good deal, recent research says. Here’s one worth considering.

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