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, October 12, 2015 3:06 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Making it easier to save for retirement — especially for employees of small firms — is a growing business.

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Thursday, October 8, 2015 3:31 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Annuities can augment Social Security as a guaranteed source of retirement income to cover the basics.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015 3:07 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Expect to spend more on Medicare and don’t assume Medicare Advantage is the answer.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015 3:08 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

If you got rich fast, the trick is to spend it slowly.

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Monday, October 5, 2015 12:27 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Here’s how you can get answers and explanations when you’re loved one is seriously ill.

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Thursday, October 1, 2015 4:40 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Don’t sacrifice your retirement to cover your children or grandchildren’s education.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015 3:51 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Preparing an advance directive doesn’t have to be costly or complicated.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015 4:18 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

A government report says most union pensions are stable, but some pensions face insolvency.

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Monday, September 28, 2015 4:15 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Millennials need to stop talking and start saving if they want to retire, researchers say.

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Thursday, September 24, 2015 3:15 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Researchers find that workers are saving about the same amount in their 401(k) plans as they might have acquired from an old-fashioned pension, but there are drawbacks.

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