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.

 
 
 
Perception vs. Reality

Perception vs. Reality

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

When Should You Take Social Security

When Should You Take Social Security

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

Social Security: By the Numbers

Social Security: By the Numbers

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

 

Systematic Withdrawals in Retirement

Taking regular, periodic withdrawals during retirement can be quite problematic.

The History of Retirement

Do you know where the idea of “retirement” comes from?

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

Healthcare Costs in Retirement

Without a solid approach, health care expenses may add up quickly and potentially alter your spending.

What Is a Roth 401(k)?

Roth 401(k) plans combine features of traditional 401(k) plans with those of a Roth IRA.

Where Will Your Retirement Money Come From?

Retirement income may come from a variety of sources. Here's an overview of the six main sources.

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Annuity Comparison

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

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).

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.

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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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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.

Ready for Retirement?

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

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

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

Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

Perception vs. Reality

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

Tuning Your Social Security Benefit

When should you take your Social Security benefit?

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