Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, January 01, 2014 7:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Here’s some surprising — but useful — retirement planning advice to take seriously in the New Year.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 3:07 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

A recent study illustrates the differences between retirement hopes and realities.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 7:37 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Asking your employer to buy your retirement annuity — and negotiate a good deal — can up your annual income by nearly 20 percent.

Sunday, January 20, 2013 6:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Here are good reasons to buy an annuity and some things to think about before you spend the money.

Thursday, January 17, 2013 4:09 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Living on just 15 percent less in retirement can make a big difference in how long your retirement income will last.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012 1:31 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Who will you turn to if you run out of money in retirement? Uncle Sam is the answer for many older people.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 5:14 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Changes in Social Security and Medicare neared the top of the list of retirement concerns for people of all age groups surveyed about retirement worries.