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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.

 
 
 
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.

Systematic Withdrawals in Retirement

Systematic Withdrawals in Retirement

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

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

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

 

How Will Working Affect Social Security Benefits?

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

Choices for Your 401(k) at a Former Employer

Individuals have three basic choices with the 401(k) account they accrued at a previous employer.

What Is a Stretch IRA?

If you have a traditional IRA, you may have the opportunity to extend its tax-deferred status across multiple generations.

9 Facts About Social Security

There are things about Social Security that might surprise you.

Immediate vs. Deferred Annuities

Looking forward to retirement? It's critical to understand the difference between immediate and deferred annuities.

Money that Buys Good Health is Never Ill Spent

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

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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).

Saving for Retirement

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

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.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

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

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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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Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

Social Security: By the Numbers

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

Ready for Retirement?

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

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.

18 Years Worth of Days

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

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

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

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