Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, January 28, 2016 10:11 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Employers have moved away from offering pension plans with their defined benefits to offering defined contribution plans where the employee contributes from his or her salary and the employer may offer a matching contribution to a 401(k).

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 4:12 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Longer life spans and paltry retirement savings are among the forces keeping older workers on the job longer.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 4:18 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

A government report says most union pensions are stable, but some pensions face insolvency.

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?

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