Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, April 20, 2015 3:56 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

You may not have to pay a Medicare surcharge if you meet the standards and appeal.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 5:09 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

New Jersey Gov. Christie, putting his toe in the presidential waters, gave a speech offering 12 ways to put Social Security and Medicare on a sounder financial footing.

Tuesday, April 07, 2015 3:55 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

When an economist looked at his own benefits, this is what he saw.

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.

Wednesday, April 01, 2015 4:51 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Get out of the way! Grandma is taking over.

Thursday, March 19, 2015 4:04 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

One-third of people born in 1946 — the first baby boomers — took Social Security at 62, mostly because their options were limited.

Thursday, March 12, 2015 3:31 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Retirement savings are inadequate. Social Security is shrinking. Will most of us work until we drop?

Monday, March 09, 2015 12:49 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Medicare cards with Social Security numbers on them encourage fraud. It’s time for Congress to fix that.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015 2:28 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

If you think you’ll come up short in retirement, here are some ways to get more money.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015 6:00 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Along with both spouses being able to handle the family’s finances, it’s also important to put together a listing of accounts, insurance policies, health care directives, powers of attorney and wills.

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