Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, September 02, 2013 6:40 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

It’s Labor Day — a time to reflect on the changing meaning of retirement over the centuries.

Friday, August 30, 2013 6:05 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

The roads are going to be more crowded this Labor Day than in recent years, says AAA.

Monday, September 03, 2012 6:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Retirement may not be all it’s cracked up to be if you have trouble filling your days.

Monday, September 05, 2011 9:52 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

I just bought a new truck — it’s part of my retirement planning. It will pull a small fifth-wheel RV, which we hope to someday use to spend weekends at car races — one of my husband’s passions. In the meantime, I like driving a truck because I’m a gardener and putting mulch in a

Monday, September 06, 2010 10:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

This Labor Day survey is an inspiration for anyone focused on retirement planning. Extend Health, which helps companies advise employees on Medicare supplement plans, surveyed 471 retirees. Here’s what they learned. What do you love about retirement? I can do what I want with my time, 43 percent I don’t have the stress that was part