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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How to Retire Early

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.

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.

Understanding the SECURE Act

Understanding the SECURE Act

Explaining the SECURE Act and how the changes affect your retirement strategy.

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

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.

Retirement Income and the Traditional Portfolio

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

Important Birthdays Over 50

Here's a look at several birthdays and “half-birthdays” that have implications regarding your retirement income.

Money that Buys Good Health is Never Ill Spent

It's important to make sure your retirement strategy anticipates health-care expenses.

Why Medicare Should Be Part of Your Retirement Strategy

How Medicare can address health care needs in your retirement strategy.

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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.

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).

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.

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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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Social Security: By the Numbers

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

Dreaming Up an Active Retirement

When you retire, how will you treat your next chapter?

RE: Retirement

How does your ideal retirement differ from reality, and what can we do to better align the two?

Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

Should You Ever Retire?

A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.

Perception vs. Reality

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

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