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.

 
 
 
The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

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

9 Facts About Social Security

9 Facts About Social Security

There are things about Social Security that might surprise you.

Preparing For the Ultimate Vacation

Preparing For the Ultimate Vacation

Make your retirement as exciting as your next vacation.

 

Systematic Withdrawals in Retirement

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

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

Is a SEP-IRA Right for Your Business?

For some, the idea of establishing a retirement strategy evokes worries about complicated reporting and administration.

Money that Buys Good Health is Never Ill Spent

It's important to make sure your retirement strategy anticipates health-care expenses.

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.

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

Longer, healthier living can put greater stress on retirement assets; the bucket approach may be one answer.

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Saving for Retirement

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

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.

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

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

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

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

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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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.

Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

Women and Retirement

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

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

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

18 Years Worth of Days

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

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