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.
Thursday, December 18, 2014 5:19 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Congress passed a law to save multiemployer pensions but some experts say it threatens all pensions.

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Thursday, December 18, 2014 4:00 pm
By Jean Chatzky · Bankrate.com

These four smart savings moves can help set you on the right path to retirement.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 1:04 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Smart giving will maximize the value of the money you spend on your grandchildren.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014 3:02 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

At 58, Colo, the lowland gorilla, has won the longevity prize. Here’s what humans can learn from her experience.

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Monday, December 15, 2014 4:38 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Having money, friends and a good relationship with your significant other make the difference.

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Thursday, December 11, 2014 3:18 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The cost of financing military pensions could eclipse the cost of paying current personnel, a military financial expert points out. So how do we fix that?

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014 2:01 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Think your Social Security benefit is wrong? Gather proof, contact the agency and ask for a second opinion.

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014 4:11 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Losing your ability to drive can upend your retirement, so it’s good to have a transportation plan in place.

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Monday, December 8, 2014 3:29 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Saving for your own retirement should trump other financial needs, including saving money to help a disabled child.

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Friday, December 5, 2014 11:52 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The older we get, the more likely we are to develop a physical or mental impairment. It behooves us to plan ahead.

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