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Retirement 101

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.

 
 
 
Should You Ever Retire?

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.

Certain Uncertainties in Retirement

Certain Uncertainties in Retirement

The uncertainties we face in retirement can erode our sense of confidence.

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 Benefits: How Much Will I Receive

Calculating your potential Social Security benefit is a three-step process.

Inflation - Back to the Future

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

Does Your Portfolio Fit Your Retirement Lifestyle?

Lifestyle considerations in creating your retirement portfolio.

Social Security: Five Facts You Need to Know

Here are five facts about Social Security that are important to keep in mind.

Your Changing Definition of Risk in Retirement

A change in your mindset during retirement may drive changes to your portfolio.

How Will Working Affect Social Security Benefits?

Knowing the rules may help you decide when to start benefits.

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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.

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

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

Saving for Retirement

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

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.

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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.

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

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A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

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

A Fruitful Retirement: Social Security Benefit

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

Perception vs. Reality

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

Women and Retirement

Women must be ready to spend, on average, more years in retirement than men.

Retirement Redefined

Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

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

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