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.

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18 Years’ Worth of Days

18 Years’ Worth of Days

The average retirement lasts for 18 years, with many lasting even longer. Will you fill your post-retirement days with purpose?

Orchestrating Your Retirement Accounts

Orchestrating Your Retirement Accounts

Getting the instruments of your retirement to work in concert may go far in realizing the retirement you imagine.

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

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

Retirement Income and the Traditional Portfolio

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

How Women Can Prepare For Retirement

Are women prepared for a 20-year retirement?

When Should You Take Social Security

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

Inflation - Back to the Future

Even low inflation rates over an extended period of time can impact your finances in retirement.

Thinking of Retiring Abroad?

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

Split Annuity Strategy

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

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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.

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

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

Inflation & Retirement

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

Saving for Retirement

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

My Retirement Savings

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

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Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

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

Don't Buy The Hype

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

RE: Retirement

How does your ideal retirement differ from reality, and what can we do to better align the two?

Preparing For the Ultimate Vacation

Make your retirement as exciting as your next vacation.

The Long Run: Women and Retirement

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

Retirement Redefined

Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.

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