Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 5:09 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Reverse mortgages are getting more respect now that retirees really need the money.

Thursday, September 25, 2014 3:45 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

On average, Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug plan prices aren’t going up much this year. Make sure yours doesn’t buck the trend.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 3:10 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Data from the Federal Reserve show that seniors are falling behind financially. They have Fed policy to thank for that.

Monday, September 22, 2014 12:24 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Here are five financial steps you need to take to get ready to be a caregiver.

Thursday, September 18, 2014 10:30 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Do you take advantage of tax-favored retirement savings accounts? Congress is looking at ways to make IRAs and 401(k) plans more appealing.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 2:29 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Vanguard founder John Bogle told Congress this week that 401(k)s need to improve if they are to be our main source of retirement savings.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 4:24 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Smart strategies for retirement savings will make a bigger difference than nickel and diming your spending in retirement.

Monday, September 15, 2014 3:16 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Retirees rank health as the No. 1 ingredient for a happy retirement.

Thursday, September 11, 2014 12:23 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

More seniors are on the hook for student loan debt, and their Social Security checks are being garnished to pay it off.

Thursday, September 11, 2014 9:34 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Old-fashioned pension plans have disappeared over the last 15 years — and they aren’t coming back.

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