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, August 10, 2012 5:18 pm
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

Americans age 50 and up really want to know what the two presidential candidates plan to do about programs such as Social Security.

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Thursday, August 9, 2012 2:53 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Mortgage refinancing deals look attractive, but should you do it if you’re retired or close to it?

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012 4:53 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Medicare is experimenting with innovative ways to improve care and save money — goals that all of us can applaud.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012 4:03 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

If you plan to travel — especially internationally — in retirement, choose your Medicare plan carefully, or you may not be adequately covered.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012 9:33 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Social Security is complex and the return on what some people pay into the program isn’t terribly generous, but for most people, it remains a good deal.

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Sunday, August 5, 2012 6:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The cost of eating in retirement declines as you get older, Gallup says.

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Friday, August 3, 2012 5:00 pm
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

There’s no question America is suffering from a retirement crisis. Some big names in retirement policy offer creative solutions.

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Thursday, August 2, 2012 5:33 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Given a choice between taking a pension or a lump sum, think hard before you give up the promise of income for life.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012 2:57 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

When it comes to finances, parents of adult children should remember the advice you get on the airplane: “Apply your own oxygen mask first.”

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012 5:16 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Before you quit your job and devote yourself to caring for someone else, calculate the costs and make sure it’s the best decision.

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