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, July 11, 2012 5:39 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

A recent report says retirement savings are down, and while that’s not a good thing, the report focuses on the averages, and most of us aren’t average.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012 12:43 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

An increasing number of retirees are losing their homes to tax lien sales because they ignore tax bills and notices of tax liens.

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Monday, July 9, 2012 4:31 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Want to lose your retirement nest egg — and your shorts? Try day trading with your 401(k).

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Sunday, July 8, 2012 6:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

People living in retirement can get by on not much money — if they must. Here’s how it’s done.

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Friday, July 6, 2012 5:00 pm
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

One retirement expert believes that for baby boomers it may be too late to save a significant amount of money for retirement.

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Thursday, July 5, 2012 4:09 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Congress has rejiggered the amount corporations must keep on hand to pay pensions, so it can spend money on highways without raising taxes.

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012 6:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Government time-use studies show that most people 65 and older spend about seven hours a day riding the leisure train.

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012 1:01 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Impoverished Detroit residents older than 60 suffer more chronic illness and die 60 percent sooner than wealthier people with better health care.

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Monday, July 2, 2012 5:55 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

A reverse mortgage is a complex financial transaction, so approach one cautiously and get expert help making a decision.

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Sunday, July 1, 2012 6:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

As the Affordable Care Act moves full speed ahead, the health care plans that employers offer retirees are likely to change.

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