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.

 
 
 
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 $64,000 Question

Social Security: The $64,000 Question

One of the most common questions people ask about Social Security is when they should start taking benefits.

Social Security: By the Numbers

Social Security: By the Numbers

Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.

 

Social Security: What’s Changing in 2016?

There have been a number of changes to Social Security that may affect you, especially if you are nearing retirement.

When Should You Take Social Security

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

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.

Does Your Portfolio Fit Your Retirement Lifestyle?

Lifestyle considerations in creating your retirement portfolio.

Immediate vs. Deferred Annuities

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

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Potential Income from an IRA

Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

Annuity Comparison

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

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

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

Inflation & Retirement

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

Saving for Retirement

This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.

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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Retirement Plan Distributions

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

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Tuning Your Social Security Benefit

When should you take your Social Security benefit?

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

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

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.

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

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

18 Years Worth of Days

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

Retirement Redefined

Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.

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