Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 2:04 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Social Security, Medicare and the Veteran’s Administration have all opened their doors to same-sex couples, but they still face some restrictions.

Monday, May 26, 2014 7:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Veterans and their families can choose to be buried in a veterans cemetery with a simple, but beautiful, marker.

Sunday, November 11, 2012 6:05 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

A U.S. military veteran can take advantage of four benefits that make retirement more comfortable.

Sunday, May 20, 2012 6:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

If retirement has snuck up on you, here are six things to do before you leave the job.

Thursday, January 06, 2011 3:38 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

My 85-year-old mother-in-law, who lives in New Jersey, has a chronic problem that the docs think requires some tests. They put her in the hospital on Monday, and it’s now Thursday. Inexplicably, the tests still haven’t been done, but Medicare undoubtedly has been billed for four days. Meanwhile, my mother-in-law is waiting patiently and without