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.

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Retirement and Quality of Life

Retirement and Quality of Life

Asking the right questions about how you can save money for retirement without sacrificing your quality of life.

Important Birthdays Over 50

Important Birthdays Over 50

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

Rightsizing for Retirement

Rightsizing for Retirement

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

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This investment account question is vital and answered as early as possible.

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

What's New for Social Security?

There have been a number of changes to Social Security that may affect you, especially if you are nearing retirement.

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Potential Income from an IRA

Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

My Retirement Savings

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

Estimate Your RMD

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

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).

Annuity Comparison

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

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Questions to Consider When Buying a Vacation Home

Doing your research is key before buying a vacation home.

Dreaming Up an Active Retirement

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

Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

Retirement Plan Detectives

A couple become Retirement Plan Detectives, searching records from old employers.

A Fruitful Retirement: Social Security Benefit

Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.

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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