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 Fruitful Retirement: Social Security Benefit

A Fruitful Retirement: Social Security Benefit

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

Immediate vs. Deferred Annuities

Immediate vs. Deferred Annuities

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

Retiring the 4% Rule

Retiring the 4% Rule

A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.

 

Orchestrating Your Retirement Accounts

Getting the instruments of your retirement to work in concert may go far in realizing the retirement you imagine.

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.

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.

Social Security Benefits: How Much Will I Receive

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

Social Security: The $64,000 Question

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

Eight Mistakes That Can Upend Your Retirement

There are common mistakes you can avoid when saving for retirement.

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

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

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.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

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

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

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

Saving for Retirement

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

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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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Retirement Redefined

Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.

Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

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?

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.

Social Security: By the Numbers

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

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