Retirement

Where will your retirement money come from? If you’re like most people, qualified-retirement plans, Social Security, and personal savings and investments are expected to play a role. Once you have estimated the amount of money you may need for retirement, a sound approach involves taking a close look at your potential retirement-income sources.

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A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.

Social Security: The Elephant in the Room

Social Security: The Elephant in the Room

Some people wonder if Social Security will remain financially sound enough to pay the benefits they are owed.

A Fruitful Retirement: Social Security Benefit

A Fruitful Retirement: Social Security Benefit

Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.

Is a Variable Annuity Right for Me?

Pundits go on and on about how “terrible” or “wonderful” annuities are, but they never talk about whether annuities are right

Retirement Traps to Avoid

Beware of these traps that could upend your retirement.

Inflation - Back to the Future

Even low inflation rates over an extended period of time can impact your finances in retirement.

The Cost of Procrastination

Don't let procrastination keep you from pursuing your financial dreams and goals.

When Should You Take Social Security

Monthly Social Security payments differ substantially depending on when you start receiving benefits.

What Is a Roth 401(k)?

Roth 401(k) plans combine features of traditional 401(k) plans with those of a Roth IRA.

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Inflation & Retirement

Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.

Potential Income from an IRA

Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k)

This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).

My Retirement Savings

Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.

Annuity Comparison

This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.

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An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

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Perception vs. Reality

There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.

18 Years’ Worth of Days

The average retirement lasts for 18 years, with many lasting even longer. Will you fill your post-retirement days with purpose?

The Long Run: Women and Retirement

For women, retirement strategy is a long race. It’s helpful to know the route.

Don't Buy The Hype

There are a lot of misconceptions about Social Security. Here’s the truth about three of them.

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