Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 4:27 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

It is possible to request the Social Security Administration to use your current income levels if you experienced a life-changing event that causes your income to drop substantially.

Friday, May 22, 2015 1:53 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The Senior Citizens League’s “2015 Survey of Senior Costs” showed a dramatic drop in inflation over the past year, due mostly to falling oil prices.

Thursday, May 14, 2015 12:30 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

For 6 in 10 (59 percent) employed retirees, the primary reasons they work are nonfinancial, including to stay mentally alert (18 percent), to remain physically active (15 percent) or to have a sense of purpose (14 percent).

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 4:17 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Fewer people are claiming Social Security at age 62, according to a new analysis.

Monday, May 04, 2015 2:57 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

In honor of Older Americans Month, think about how you’d make getting older better.

Thursday, April 30, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

For seniors, your retirement benefits from Social Security are likely to be the best annuity payments you receive.

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.

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