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, January 8, 2015 1:54 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Persuading doctors to adopt a health care portal means they make more money and you get better care.

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015 10:15 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Here’s how to avoid being a retirement savings doofus.

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 5:20 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Illinois will create a statewide program for private-sector workers who don’t have access to an employer-based retirement saving plan.

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Monday, January 5, 2015 1:55 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

We’re living longer and that’s making it more expensive for companies to fund their old-fashioned defined benefit pension plans.

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Friday, January 2, 2015 11:19 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Taking Social Security too early leads the list of retirement-planning mistakes.

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014 12:52 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Don’t expect your retirement to be much like your parents because the times they are a-changing.

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014 12:00 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

End the year by ensuring that your loved ones can find your logins, passwords and other vital information.

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Monday, December 29, 2014 12:32 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

This is my husband’s first full year of retirement and we are spending less and enjoying it more.

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Friday, December 26, 2014 11:23 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Resolve to manage your retirement planning better in 2015.

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014 12:23 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

An additional $250 a month in savings can buy a modest amount of retirement income and a dollop of comfortability.

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