Retirement Blog

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 12:30 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

If Medicare is a vital part of your retirement planning, pay attention to what is happening with the fight over health care reform. In November, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to consider the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as health care reform or ObamaCare. The court will decide three

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012 3:33 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Hurray for the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., the federal pension insurance agency that protects consumers from losing their corporate pensions. The PBGC  isn’t rolling over and accepting bankrupt American Airline’s move to dump its pension obligations on the PBGC. Instead, the PBGC filed liens today against American Airlines after the airline failed to make all

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Monday, January 30, 2012 5:22 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

I heard a retirement planning horror story this morning, and I’ll share it with you. Because the law changed this year, making things simpler and more financially advantageous for employers, more companies with frozen defined benefit retirement plans are offering employees and former employees a lump-sum payout. If you decide to accept their offer –

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Sunday, January 29, 2012 6:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

If you are old enough to be worried about retirement planning, then you already know women are different than men. Ameriprise Financial has been studying that truth, and it has come up with at least five ways women plan for retirement differently than men. None of them should surprise you. Women want to stay close

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Friday, January 27, 2012 6:00 pm
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

You hear all the time that you should wait until full retirement age — or until age 70 if you can — before collecting Social Security benefits. But is that the best advice, or is it simplistic? The February issue of Kiplinger’s Retirement Report illustrates the benefits of delaying in the article, “On the homestretch

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Thursday, January 26, 2012 3:45 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Many people living in retirement are feeling more financially pinched this January than they did 12 months ago, according to a survey of financial security conducted for Bankrate.com. The survey looked at all ages and all employment situations, and you can see the overall results here. But I was interested in seeing how retirement planning

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012 5:58 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

As we enter the full-blown political silly season, it’s hard to know where the politicians stand on the one topic that most older people can agree on — Social Security. For almost everybody living in retirement or getting close to making their retirement planning a reality, Social Security is an important piece. But nailing down

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 4:47 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Sixty-four year-old Clem Bezold, senior futurist at the Institute for Alternative Futures, which is funded by the Kresge Foundation, released a report today that speculates on health care in 2025 — only 13 years from now. The report says that while it’s likely Medicare and Medicaid will have been trimmed by at least 20 percent,

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Monday, January 23, 2012 4:19 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Last week, Vanguard launched a Target Retirement 2060 Fund aimed at those people 18 to 20 years old who expect to retire 48 years from now. Most of the people reading this and I will be pushing up daisies by then, but for anyone just starting out in life, this is a great retirement planning

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Sunday, January 22, 2012 6:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Mitt Romney’s retirement planning conundrum is a problem I wouldn’t mind having. Unlike most of us, Romney  has somewhere between $20.7 million and $101.6 million in his IRA, according to his federal financial disclosure report. That news has some people up in arms and others just plain jealous. The Wall Street Journal speculated last week

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