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.

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Perception vs. Reality

Perception vs. Reality

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

The Pre-Retirement Checklist

The Pre-Retirement Checklist

This checklist can give you a quick snapshot of how prepared you are.

Retiring the 4% Rule

Retiring the 4% Rule

A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.

Eight Mistakes That Can Upend Your Retirement

There are common mistakes you can avoid when saving for retirement.

Inflation - Back to the Future

Even low inflation rates over an extended period of time can impact your finances in retirement.

The SECURE Act

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

How Will Working Affect Social Security Benefits?

Knowing the rules may help you decide when to start benefits.

Healthcare Costs in Retirement

Without a solid approach, health care expenses may add up quickly and potentially alter your spending.

Systematic Withdrawals in Retirement

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

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Potential Income from an IRA

Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

My Retirement Savings

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

Annuity Comparison

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

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.

Saving for Retirement

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

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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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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, with many lasting even longer. Will you fill your post-retirement days with purpose?

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.

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.

RE: Retirement

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

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