The Best Retirement Blogs of 2018

Last updated on December 30, 2018 by Kamran Rosen in Announcements, Retirement Planning

Americas Best Retirement Blogs 2018

The editors here at Mason Finance are super excited to announce our top 10 retirement blogs for retirees. This list of retirement blogs focuses on people living in retirement instead of planning for retirement. These blogs touch on everything from vacation tips and ways to stay active to advice on reverse mortgages and selling a life insurance policy.

The blogs below are all award winners and are listed in no particular order. They are all fantastic and unique resources for exploring retirement.

If we missed one of your favorite retirement blogs, we’d love to hear about it in the comments!

1. Sightings Over Sixty

A blog written by a baby boomer for baby boomers. Sightings Over Sixty looks at health, finance, retirement, grown-up children and … how time flies. It’s an entertaining blog that looks at nearly every topic you can imagine in a light and easy to digest format.

2. Alliance for Retired Americans

This blog covers nearly every hot button topic for people above the age of 60. If you want to learn about the latest politics on Medicare, Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act, Fair Trade, Pensions, Social Security, Prescription Drugs, Resolutions, or the Voting Record of key politicians, this is the place to go to.

3. Baby Boomer Retirement

A source of information for “ALL retirees and the 10,000 Baby Boomers who turn 65 every day!”. Covers a plethora of topics such as travel, retiring overseas, retiring in the US, medical concerns, retirement money, technology tips on how to stay safe on Facebook and more.

4. Having Fun Cracking Retirement

Having fun cracking retirement is a delightful collection of weekly posts on retirement’s challenges as well as on how to travel well and to save money in later years.

5. How Much Can I Afford to Spend in Retirement?

This is a very deep financial resource by actuaries on retirement finance. Here you can find spreadsheets to calculate your retirement finance needs, articles on the space, calculators such as an actuarial budget calculator and other tools.

6. Army Retirement Services

This is a blog especially for retired military personnel. Army Echoes informs retired soldiers, surviving spouses, and their Families on changes to their benefits and entitlements, developments within the Army, and how they can continue to support the Army.


Nomen est omen! A great resource for today’s retiree that helps answer tough questions such as how to find purpose in retirement as well as places to retire in. Beyond that, it shares its insights from social security quizzes as well as information around the invisible retirement wrecker.

8. Real Deal Retirement – Retirement Made Simple

As the name says, this is a great destination for simple and straight to the point retirement advice. It helps answer questions around where and how to buy immediate annuities. In addition, it has a mountain of information on saving for retirement, investing for retirement, retirement income and lifestyle planning.

9. The Retirement Café

This blog is about “planning for the unwealthy” written by a retired Fortune 500 technology executive and wins the heart of the most advanced retirement finance experts with deep as well as technically advanced insights using tools such as monte carlo simulations.

10. Life Lived Forward

An outstanding and original blog compiling thoughtful tips around retirement finance as well as the active senior lifestyle. Main topics covered are travel, passion, finance, resources, exchange and wellness.

Kamran Rosen
Kamran Rosen
Kamran is a freelance personal finance writer and expert. He graduated with B.S. in economics from University of Vermont. He was previously a staff writer for both Nerd Wallet and The Hustle.

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