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, May 28, 2012 6:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

I have a book that one of my cousins compiled from letters my grandmother wrote to my grandfather before their marriage in 1895.

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Sunday, May 27, 2012 6:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The 2008 stock market crash is fresh in the minds of many Americans of every age who are saving for retirement.

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Thursday, May 24, 2012 1:52 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Grandparents who are raising their grandchildren are entitled to financial help. Make sure you and the children get what you deserve.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012 3:55 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Instead of spending your time complaining about unemployment, get to work starting a small business of your own.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012 4:48 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

A paid-off mortgage means you can retire on less money. The recent agreement between states and mortgage lenders could help you reach that goal.

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Monday, May 21, 2012 4:49 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

As the election heats up, we should make sure retirement issues, including the future of Medicare and Social Security, are part of the discussion.

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Sunday, May 20, 2012 6:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

If retirement has snuck up on you, here are six things to do before you leave the job.

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Friday, May 18, 2012 6:00 pm
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

Are you wary of dealing with market volatility using conventional investing strategies? Investment advisers are turning to alternatives.

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Thursday, May 17, 2012 4:51 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

How you manage taxes on your retirement nest egg can make a big difference in how much money you have to spend.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012 2:15 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

People who lose their jobs when they are 55 and older have trouble finding a new one and often spend up their retirement savings while they look.

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