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.

 
 
 
Don't Buy The Hype

Don't Buy The Hype

There are a lot of misconceptions about Social Security. Here’s the truth about three of them.

Retirement Income and the Traditional Portfolio

Retirement Income and the Traditional Portfolio

Experiencing negative returns early in retirement can potentially undermine the sustainability of your assets.

Should You Ever Retire?

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.

 

What Is a Roth 401(k)?

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

Social Security: Maximizing Benefits

There are other ways to maximize Social Security benefits, in addition to waiting to claim them.

Immediate vs. Deferred Annuities

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

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

Systematic Withdrawals in Retirement

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

Split Annuity Strategy

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

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Potential Income from an IRA

Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

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).

My Retirement Savings

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

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

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

Inflation & Retirement

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

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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.

Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

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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.

Don't Buy The Hype

There are a lot of misconceptions about Social Security. Here’s the truth about three of them.

RE: Retirement

How does your ideal retirement differ from reality, and what can we do to better align the two?

Preparing For the Ultimate Vacation

Make your retirement as exciting as your next vacation.

Perception vs. Reality

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

Social Security: By the Numbers

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

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