Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 8:10 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Only 4 out of 10 elderly people who qualify for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program sign up for benefits.

Sunday, May 18, 2014 7:30 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Paying attention so you don’t fall could save you from breaking your nest egg.

Thursday, February 06, 2014 4:51 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Here’s some legislation Congress should consider to help the 25 percent of voters who are older than 65.

Thursday, December 26, 2013 3:09 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Here are three end-of-the-year steps to take to make sure your retirement budget is in good shape.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 3:49 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Genworth identifies out-of-pocket savings from early long-term care planning.

Sunday, May 06, 2012 6:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Eligibility for government programs that help the poor is a moving target, and eligibility can vanish if the recipient’s income rises.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 6:14 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Home is where the money is for many middle-income people who are struggling with retirement planning. While many boomers don’t have big retirement savings funds and their pensions are skimpy or non-existent, even after the real estate meltdown, their homes are still a big asset. The National Council on Aging has set up a website,