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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.

 
 
 
Retirement Redefined

Retirement Redefined

Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.

How Will Working Affect Social Security Benefits?

How Will Working Affect Social Security Benefits?

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

Rightsizing for Retirement

Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

 

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.

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.

Split Annuity Strategy

Here's one strategy that combines two different annuities to generate income and rebuild principal.

Systematic Withdrawals in Retirement

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

Social Security: Five Facts You Need to Know

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

Traditional vs. Roth IRA

One or the other? Perhaps both traditional and Roth IRAs can play a part in your retirement plans.

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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).

Inflation & Retirement

Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.

Annuity Comparison

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

Saving for Retirement

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

My Retirement Savings

Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.

Potential Income from an IRA

Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

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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.

Retiring the 4% Rule

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

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.

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.

Perception vs. Reality

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

Ready for Retirement?

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

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