Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

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.

Thursday, October 02, 2014 12:00 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Playing the Social Security game requires the same strategic skills that might make you good at Monopoly.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014 2:15 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

It looks like the 2015 COLA will be about 1.7 percent — bad news for Social Security recipients hoping for more.

Thursday, September 18, 2014 2:49 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Former Sha-Na-Na frontman Jon “Bowzer” Bauman is defending Medicare and Social Security.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 7:05 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Using the file and suspend option isn’t just for couples looking to earn delayed retirement credits while receiving a spousal Social Security benefit.

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.

Saturday, September 06, 2014 6:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Because women earn less and save less then their counterparts, they might need to work longer.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 6:05 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

With retirement savings lacking, a reverse mortgage may help seniors delay receiving Social Security benefits.

Monday, August 18, 2014 5:16 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

If you don’t have retirement savings, it is particularly important to get your retirement ducks in a row before you call it quits.

Thursday, August 14, 2014 5:37 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Parenthood after 40 is becoming increasingly common, which can complicate retirement planning.

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