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.
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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Friday, June 29, 2012 5:00 pm
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

A lot of people are living paycheck to paycheck. In the case of retirees, a lot are living Social Security check to Social Security check.

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Thursday, June 28, 2012 5:01 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act today, with some implications for people in retirement.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012 5:17 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

“Independence for Life” by Henry Cisneros examines plans and policies that encourage older people to stay in their homes.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012 5:02 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

New rules require local public entities to make clear to taxpayers how much they owe for pensions vs. how much money is available. Get ready for the shortfall.

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Monday, June 25, 2012 5:18 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The odds in favor of longevity are improving. Here are three steps to ensure you will have enough money to live the good life for a long time.

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Sunday, June 24, 2012 6:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Ageism is everywhere, and there isn’t much you can do about it, says one expert on discrimination.

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Friday, June 22, 2012 5:00 pm
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

Influential policymakers and execs in the retirement industry say America is in a retirement crisis.

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Tags: 401k, pensions
Thursday, June 21, 2012 4:10 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The No. 1 goal for older people is to have $1 million; the No. 2 goal is to see grandchildren graduate from high school.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012 12:26 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Some tax and other legal changes have encouraged corporations to look for ways to unload their liability for pensions onto an insurance company.

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