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.
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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Wednesday, September 16, 2015 4:32 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

22% of retired couples depend almost solely on Social Security. New census data shows how close that is to living in poverty.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015 4:09 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

If the Fed hikes the federal funds rate on Thursday, it may be time to make some changes in your portfolio. But don’t abandon the stock market.

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Monday, September 14, 2015 1:40 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Choose investments wisely to maximize your retirement savings.

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Thursday, September 10, 2015 3:36 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Many Medicare recipients don’t have much money, and their incomes aren’t likely to increase over the next 20 years. Meanwhile, Medicare needs more money.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015 3:12 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Chances are if you inherited money, you spent it on something that didn’t turn into long-term wealth.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015 4:09 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

You can deduct Medicare and other health insurance premiums when you run a small business in retirement.

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