Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, August 13, 2012 8:00 am
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

Grab that 12-ounces of steamy caffeine and get through your Monday blues with some personal finance tidbits.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 5:58 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

As we enter the full-blown political silly season, it’s hard to know where the politicians stand on the one topic that most older people can agree on — Social Security. For almost everybody living in retirement or getting close to making their retirement planning a reality, Social Security is an important piece. But nailing down

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 10:02 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

I love talking about retirement and retirement planning with Merton Bernstein, retired law professor and expert on Social Security. He’s gotten grumpier and grumpier about some current attitudes toward Social Security. He thinks many politicians just don’t understand the issues. “It’s stupid politics by my judgment,” he says. Bernstein, 88, who has been a recipient