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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How to Retire Early

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.

Social Security: The Elephant in the Room

Social Security: The Elephant in the Room

Some people wonder if Social Security will remain financially sound enough to pay the benefits they are owed.

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?

Social Security: The $64,000 Question

One of the most common questions people ask about Social Security is when they should start taking benefits.

Thinking of Retiring Abroad?

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

Three Key Questions to Answer Before Taking Social Security

When to start? Should I continue to work? How can I maximize my benefit?

What Is an Annuity?

Annuities are versatile tools that can help you save for retirement and generate income in retirement.

When Should You Take Social Security

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

Retirement Traps to Avoid

Beware of these traps that could upend your retirement.

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

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

My Retirement Savings

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

Potential Income from an IRA

Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

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

Inflation & Retirement

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

Annuity Comparison

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

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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.

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.

RE: Retirement

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

Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

Preparing For the Ultimate Vacation

Make your retirement as exciting as your next vacation.

Don't Buy The Hype

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

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