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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.

 
 
 
Perception vs. Reality

Perception vs. Reality

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

What Is a Stretch IRA?

What Is a Stretch IRA?

If you have a traditional IRA, you may have the opportunity to extend its tax-deferred status across multiple generations.

Ready for Retirement?

Ready for Retirement?

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

 

Eight Mistakes That Can Upend Your Retirement

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

Healthcare Costs in Retirement

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

The Pre-Retirement Checklist

This checklist can give you a quick snapshot of how prepared you are.

Retirement Traps to Avoid

Beware of these traps that could upend your retirement.

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.

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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Estimate Your RMD

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

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.

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.

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 Fruitful Retirement: Social Security Benefit

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

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

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

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

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

Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

Social Security: By the Numbers

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

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

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

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