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.
Monday, March 23, 2015 2:05 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

At 88, Bill Zinke is fed up with the notion that old is useless and he’s rallying the geriatric troops.

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Thursday, March 19, 2015 4:04 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

One-third of people born in 1946 — the first baby boomers — took Social Security at 62, mostly because their options were limited.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015 2:15 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Retiring without a plan to pay what you owe can reduce your peace of mind.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015 12:48 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Don’t be distracted by the bells and whistles. The basics are what counts.

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Monday, March 16, 2015 1:58 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Docs on line is a growing trend, recently blessed by Medicare, that can reassure patients with nagging health concerns.

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Thursday, March 12, 2015 3:31 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Retirement savings are inadequate. Social Security is shrinking. Will most of us work until we drop?

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 3:33 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The latest Medicare reforms give patients direct financial incentives to do what the doctor ordered.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 2:11 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

One way to stay involved after you’ve retired is to take a seat on a board of directors of a nonprofit, an industry organization, a governmental board or a corporate board.

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Monday, March 9, 2015 12:49 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Medicare cards with Social Security numbers on them encourage fraud. It’s time for Congress to fix that.

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Thursday, March 5, 2015 1:41 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Lower gas prices and rising balances improve retirement savers’ outlooks, survey finds.

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