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).

Monday, January 25, 2016 3:20 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

If you’re 50 or older, catch-up contributions can help get your retirement savings back on track and correct the financial mistake of not contributing earlier in your career.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 2:32 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Few of these trends will work in favor of retiring baby boomers.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 2:07 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Medicare and other retirement topics are not very sexy, but don’t let presidential candidates ignore them.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 6:05 am
By Jean Chatzky · Bankrate.com

There are big changes coming to Social Security, thanks to the recently approved federal budget.

Monday, December 14, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

CD rates, the job market and Social Security. Hear how they’re all connected.

Thursday, November 19, 2015 5:01 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The CFPB has developed a retirement planning tool that shows consumers the financial impact of when they decide to claim Social Security benefits.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 2:59 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Erasing low-earning or zero years from your Social Security earnings record can raise your benefits.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 10:41 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

When is it okay to call someone a senior citizen, or elderly? Are those terms offensive?

Wednesday, November 04, 2015 3:38 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Many people over 50 face challenges in finding employment after a job loss.

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