Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, June 22, 2015 3:27 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Don’t rely on one or the other. Do both, says one financial researcher.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 3:46 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

A new report emphasizes that Social Security is spending more than it is taking in and we need to collect more taxes or spend less on the program.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 4:17 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Fewer people are claiming Social Security at age 62, according to a new analysis.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 12:48 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Don’t be distracted by the bells and whistles. The basics are what counts.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 3:19 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Life spans are increasing, with the average 65-year-old likely to live at least two years longer than 65-year-olds were expected to live 10 years ago.

Friday, August 29, 2014 6:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Retirement actuary Steve Vernon says working less while delaying Social Security is the best way to retire.

Sunday, January 26, 2014 6:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The longer your parents lived, the longer you plan to work, a new study found.

Wednesday, October 09, 2013 6:18 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

How would you like a pension that didn’t kick in until you were 75, but paid generously after that?

Sunday, July 28, 2013 6:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Longevity risk is a big concern for my friend, whose mother is approaching her 104th birthday. Here’s what she’s doing to ensure she’ll have enough money.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 4:36 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Men are living longer than they used to — catching up to women whose lifespans aren’t lengthening as quickly as they used to.

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