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.

 
 
 
How to Retire Early

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.

Three Key Questions to Answer Before Taking Social Security

Three Key Questions to Answer Before Taking Social Security

When to start? Should I continue to work? How can I maximize my benefit?

Women and Retirement

Women and Retirement

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

 

Important Birthdays Over 50

Here's a look at several birthdays and “half-birthdays” that have implications regarding your retirement income.

The History of Retirement

Do you know where the idea of “retirement” comes from?

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.

What Is a Roth 401(k)?

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

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

Your Changing Definition of Risk in Retirement

A change in your mindset during retirement may drive changes to your portfolio.

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Saving for Retirement

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

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

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

Annuity Comparison

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

My Retirement Savings

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

Inflation & Retirement

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

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

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

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Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

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Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

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

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.

Ready for Retirement?

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

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

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

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

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

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.

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