Retirement

Where will your retirement money come from? If you’re like most people, qualified-retirement plans, Social Security, 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.

 
 
 
Should You Ever Retire?

Should You Ever Retire?

A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.

Retirement Income and the Traditional Portfolio

Retirement Income and the Traditional Portfolio

Experiencing negative returns early in retirement can potentially undermine the sustainability of your assets.

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.

 

Retirement Plan Choices for Small Businesses

Retirement choices can be intimidating. Picking the right strategy.

Is a Variable Annuity Right for Me?

Pundits go on and on about how “terrible” or “wonderful” annuities are, but they never talk about whether annuities are right.

When Should You Take Social Security

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

A Meal for All Generations

When it comes to generational differences, knowing the facts can be difficult.

How Women Can Prepare For Retirement

Are women prepared for a 20-year retirement?

The Pre-Retirement Checklist

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

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My Retirement Savings

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

Inflation & Retirement

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

Potential Income from an IRA

Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k)

This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).

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.

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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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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.

Leaving Your Lasting Legacy

Want to do more with your wealth? You might want to consider creating a charitable foundation.

Don't Buy The Hype

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

Dreaming Up an Active Retirement

When you retire, how will you treat your next chapter?

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

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

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