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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.

 
 
 
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.

Systematic Withdrawals in Retirement

Systematic Withdrawals in Retirement

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

Social Security: By the Numbers

Social Security: By the Numbers

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

 

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

Longer, healthier living can put greater stress on retirement assets; the bucket approach may be one answer.

Thinking of Retiring Abroad?

However exciting retiring abroad may sound, it deserves considerable planning.

Money that Buys Good Health is Never Ill Spent

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

Is a SEP-IRA Right for Your Business?

For some, the idea of establishing a retirement strategy evokes worries about complicated reporting and administration.

Lesser Known Provisions of the SECURE Act

Learn about clauses in the SECURE Act that affect 401Ks, students, and families.

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.

Saving for Retirement

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

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

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

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.

Inflation & Retirement

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

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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.

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Social Security: By the Numbers

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

Perception vs. Reality

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

Understanding the SECURE Act

Explaining the SECURE Act and how the changes affect your retirement strategy.

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

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

Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

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.

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