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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.

 
 
 
Preparing For the Ultimate Vacation

Preparing For the Ultimate Vacation

Make your retirement as exciting as your next vacation.

9 Facts About Retirement

9 Facts About Retirement

Regardless of how you approach retirement, there are some things about it that might surprise you.

18 Years Worth of Days

18 Years Worth of Days

The average retirement lasts for 18 years. Are you prepared to fill that many days?

 

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.

What Is a Stretch IRA?

If you have a traditional IRA, you may have the opportunity to extend its tax-deferred status across multiple generations.

Immediate vs. Deferred Annuities

Looking forward to retirement? It's critical to understand the difference between immediate and deferred annuities.

Three Key Questions to Answer Before Taking Social Security

When to start? Should I continue to work? How can I maximize my benefit?

Women and Financial Strategies

Most women don’t shy away from the day-to-day financial decisions, but some may be leaving their future to chance.

Retirement Income and the Traditional Portfolio

Experiencing negative returns early in retirement can potentially undermine the sustainability of your assets.

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Estimate Your RMD

Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

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

Inflation & Retirement

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

My Retirement Savings

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

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

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

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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.

Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

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The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

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

Tuning Your Social Security Benefit

When should you take your Social Security benefit?

Retirement Redefined

Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.

Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

Perception vs. Reality

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

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