Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, July 16, 2015 4:50 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

It’s time for you to have a conversation with your children and possibly your adult grandchildren about the life lessons you’ve learned about retirement.

Monday, June 08, 2015 2:22 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Make it easy for those you trust to access a listing of your insurance policies, investment accounts, pension and Social Security benefits.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 3:59 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The temptation to retire early has to be vetted with a thorough financial plan that considers the expected and unexpected retirement income needs of the retiree.

Friday, April 03, 2015 9:13 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Considering health care costs, a long-term care strategy and managing longevity risk, the goal of not running out of retirement income requires a lot of financial planning.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 5:33 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Blue ribbon panel releases proposal to reform military retirement plans and give service people with fewer than 20 years some benefits.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 2:30 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Sen. Tom Harkins’ proposal for a national savings plan got an A-, the best score, and so did the New Brunswick, Canada, plan for public employees.

Thursday, December 11, 2014 3:18 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The cost of financing military pensions could eclipse the cost of paying current personnel, a military financial expert points out. So how do we fix that?

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 2:00 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The Pension Benefit Guarantee Corp. has made it safer to roll over a 401(k) into an old-fashioned defined benefit pension.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 3:28 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Some union pensions are running out of money and fixing the problem isn’t easy.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 5:17 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The U.S. fell to No. 13 among 25 nations that have retirement plans. Here are five suggestions for putting our system back in the top half.

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