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.

 
 
 
Preparing For the Ultimate Vacation

Preparing For the Ultimate Vacation

Make your retirement as exciting as your next vacation.

Immediate vs. Deferred Annuities

Immediate vs. Deferred Annuities

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

18 Years Worth of Days

18 Years Worth of Days

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

 

Retirement Traps to Avoid

Beware of these traps that could upend your retirement.

Social Security: Five Facts You Need to Know

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

Choosing a Retirement Plan that Fits Your Business

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

Split Annuity Strategy

Here's one strategy that combines two different annuities to generate income and rebuild principal.

The History of Retirement

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

Certain Uncertainties in Retirement

The uncertainties we face in retirement can erode our sense of confidence.

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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).

Potential Income from an IRA

Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

Annuity Comparison

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

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

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

Inflation & Retirement

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

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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?

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

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

Ready for Retirement?

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

Perception vs. Reality

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

Don't Buy The Hype

There are a lot of misconceptions about Social Security. Here’s the truth about three of them.

What Money to Take First?

When you retire, deciding which money to use first can be critical to your long-term financial outlook.

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