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 Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

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

Split Annuity Strategy

Split Annuity Strategy

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

18 Years Worth of Days

18 Years Worth of Days

The average retirement lasts for 18 years. Are you prepared to fill that many days?

 

Does Your Portfolio Fit Your Retirement Lifestyle?

Lifestyle considerations in creating your retirement portfolio.

Traditional vs. Roth IRA

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

How Will Working Affect Social Security Benefits?

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

IRA Withdrawals that Escape the 10% Tax Penalty

The list of IRA withdrawals that may be taken without incurring a 10% early penalty has grown.

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

When Should You Take Social Security

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

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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.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

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

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).

Saving for Retirement

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

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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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Ready for Retirement?

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

18 Years Worth of Days

The average retirement lasts for 18 years. Are you prepared to fill that many days?

Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

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

Tuning Your Social Security Benefit

When should you take your Social Security benefit?

Women and Retirement

Women must be ready to spend, on average, more years in retirement than men.

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