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 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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Wednesday, September 23, 2015 3:54 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

But it’s worth the effort to achieve retirement security, and taking these 3 steps can help.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015 3:11 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Beginning Oct. 15, Medicare participants can switch plans and, maybe, save a lot of money.

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Monday, September 21, 2015 3:09 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

QLACs that delay RMDS are an enticing alternative for those seeking guaranteed income in their old age.

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Thursday, September 17, 2015 5:07 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Should Social Security and Medicare be federal budget busters — or do we need new priorities?

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