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, June 1, 2012 5:00 pm
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

Baby boomers’ retirement savings are under assault on all fronts. Let me count the ways our savings get undermined.

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Thursday, May 31, 2012 1:58 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Researchers at the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College call waiting until age 70 to collect Social Security the “best deal in town.”

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012 3:39 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Low interest rates and government-sponsored plans to help people refinance can make it a good opportunity for pre-retirees to refi or purchase a home.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012 3:39 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Retirement planning is changing. While defined benefit pension plans aren’t going away, companies are modifying them so they meet today’s demands.

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Monday, May 28, 2012 6:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

I have a book that one of my cousins compiled from letters my grandmother wrote to my grandfather before their marriage in 1895.

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Sunday, May 27, 2012 6:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The 2008 stock market crash is fresh in the minds of many Americans of every age who are saving for retirement.

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Thursday, May 24, 2012 1:52 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Grandparents who are raising their grandchildren are entitled to financial help. Make sure you and the children get what you deserve.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012 3:55 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Instead of spending your time complaining about unemployment, get to work starting a small business of your own.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012 4:48 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

A paid-off mortgage means you can retire on less money. The recent agreement between states and mortgage lenders could help you reach that goal.

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Monday, May 21, 2012 4:49 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

As the election heats up, we should make sure retirement issues, including the future of Medicare and Social Security, are part of the discussion.

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