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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.

 
 
Perception vs. Reality

Perception vs. Reality

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

Systematic Withdrawals in Retirement

Systematic Withdrawals in Retirement

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

Don't Buy The Hype

Don't Buy The Hype

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

 

Retirement Traps to Avoid

Beware of these traps that could upend your retirement.

Important Birthdays Over 50

Here's a look at several birthdays and “half-birthdays” that have implications regarding your retirement income.

Eight Mistakes That Can Upend Your Retirement

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

Social Security: Five Facts You Need to Know

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

Split Annuity Strategy

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

9 Facts About Retirement

Regardless of how you approach retirement, there are some things about it that might surprise you.

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Saving for Retirement

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

Annuity Comparison

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

Potential Income from an IRA

Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

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

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

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

Estimate Your RMD

Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.

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Retiring in a Post-Pandemic World

Imagine your ideal post-pandemic retirement with this hopeful, animated video.

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

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

Retiring the 4% Rule

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

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.

The Long Run: Women and Retirement

For women, retirement strategy is a long race. It’s helpful to know the route.

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