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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.

 
 
 
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.

The History of Retirement

The History of Retirement

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

Ready for Retirement?

Ready for Retirement?

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

 

Does Your Portfolio Fit Your Retirement Lifestyle?

Lifestyle considerations in creating your retirement portfolio.

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.

Money that Buys Good Health is Never Ill Spent

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

Traditional vs. Roth IRA

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

Retirement Traps to Avoid

Beware of these traps that could upend your retirement.

Women and Financial Strategies

Most women don’t shy away from the day-to-day financial decisions, but some may be leaving their future to chance.

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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.

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).

Estimate Your RMD

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

Annuity Comparison

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

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Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

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.

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Tuning Your Social Security Benefit

When should you take your Social Security benefit?

Retirement Redefined

Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.

Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

18 Years Worth of Days

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

Ready for Retirement?

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

RE: Retirement

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

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