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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.

 
 
 
Ready for Retirement?

Ready for Retirement?

Are you ready for retirement? Here are five words you should consider.

Retirement Income and the Traditional Portfolio

Retirement Income and the Traditional Portfolio

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

Rightsizing for Retirement

Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

 

9 Facts About Retirement

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

Choices for Your 401(k) at a Former Employer

Individuals have three basic choices with the 401(k) account they accrued at a previous employer.

Inflation - Back to the Future

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

Social Security: Two Benefit Strategies Eliminated

Here are several important changes to Social Security that may impact how and when you can begin taking income benefits.

Three Key Questions to Answer Before Taking Social Security

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

What Is an Annuity?

Annuities are versatile tools that can help you save for retirement and generate income in retirement.

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Potential Income from an IRA

Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

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

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

Estimate Your RMD

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

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

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

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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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.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

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Raise Your Retirement Income

Retirees look for ways to convert savings and investments into regular income. One option to consider is an annuity.

Perception vs. Reality

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

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

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

How to Bake a Pie-R-A

Roth IRAs are tax advantaged in a different way from traditional IRAs.

Ready for Retirement?

Are you ready for retirement? Here are five words you should consider.

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.

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