Where will your retirement money come from? If you’re like most people, qualified-retirement plans, Social Security, 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.
How to Retire Early
Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.
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Social Security: Maximizing Benefits
There are other ways to maximize Social Security benefits, in addition to waiting to claim them.
A Meal for All Generations
When it comes to generational differences, knowing the facts can be difficult.
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.
Your Changing Definition of Risk in Retirement
A change in your mindset during retirement may drive changes to your portfolio.
Should You Borrow from Your 401(k)?
Does it make sense to borrow from my 401(k) to pay off debt or to make a major purchase?
Caring for Aging Parents
As our nation ages, many Americans are turning their attention to caring for aging parents.
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This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
Potential Income from an IRA
Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.
Saving for Retirement
This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.
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.
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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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?
Timing Your Retirement
This short video illustrates why knowing when to retire can be a crucial part of your strategy.
Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?
There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.
Social Security: By the Numbers
Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.
Questions to Consider When Buying a Vacation Home
Doing your research is key before buying a vacation home.
A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List
A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.
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