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.

9 Facts About Retirement

9 Facts About Retirement

Regardless of how you approach retirement, there are some things about it that might surprise you.

The Long Run: Women and Retirement

The Long Run: Women and Retirement

For women, retirement strategy is a long race. It’s helpful to know the route.

 

Social Security: Five Facts You Need to Know

Here are five facts about Social Security that are important to keep in mind.

The SECURE Act

This article may help you understand the most recent changes to your IRA and your RMD implemented with the SECURE Act.

Choosing a Retirement Plan that Fits Your Business

To choose a plan, it’s important to ask yourself four key questions.

Orchestrating Your Retirement Accounts

Getting the instruments of your retirement to work in concert may go far in realizing the retirement you imagine.

Retirement Traps to Avoid

Beware of these traps that could upend your retirement.

When Should You Take Social Security

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

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Potential Income from an IRA

Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

Inflation & Retirement

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

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.

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.

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Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

Retirement Redefined

Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.

Social Security: By the Numbers

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

RE: Retirement

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

18 Years’ Worth of Days

The average retirement lasts for 18 years, with many lasting even longer. Will you fill your post-retirement days with purpose?

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

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

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