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.
Friday, November 9, 2012 12:29 pm
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

The retirement industry provides good and bad news this week. Let’s focus on the good news.

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Thursday, November 8, 2012 3:50 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Fidelity Investments, the largest provider of 401(k) plans, says savers have set a record with an average of $75,900 in their accounts.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012 5:52 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

As we face the fiscal cliff, Social Security and retirement savings are both potential targets.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012 5:10 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

A report points out that from 2007 to 2010, retirement risk jumped 9 percentage points.

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Monday, November 5, 2012 5:13 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Insurers and Medicare are spending an increasing amount on drugs that keep us looking and feeling young. Is that money well spent?

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Sunday, November 4, 2012 7:30 am
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

California may require small businesses to automatically enroll their workers in a government-run 401(k)-type plan, circumventing protections.

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Friday, November 2, 2012 4:16 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Superstorm Sandy could delay your retirement income, so be prepared.

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 12:00 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Medicare can no longer refuse to pay because the treatment you’re receiving for chronic conditions isn’t helping you get better.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012 4:18 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Here are five steps for putting your retirement planning in gear.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012 5:14 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Will robots be our best friends as we get old?

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