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.
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.
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Retirement Is a Beginning
Key questions to answer when you are considering retirement.
Social Security: The 64,000 Dollar Question
One of the most common questions people ask about Social Security is when they should start taking benefits.
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.
5 Benefits of Working in Retirement
Here are 5 reason why you may consider working through retirement.
How Women Can Prepare For Retirement
Are women prepared for a 20-year retirement?
Should You Borrow from Your 401(k)?
Does it make sense to borrow from my 401(k) to pay off debt or to make a major purchase?
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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.
Self-Employed Retirement Plans
Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.
Saving for Retirement
This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.
Potential Income from an IRA
Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.
Inflation & Retirement
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
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How does your ideal retirement differ from reality, and what can we do to better align the two?
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.
The Long Run: Women and Retirement
For women, retirement strategy is a long race. It’s helpful to know the route.
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?
Encore Careers: Push Your Boundaries
Ready for retirement? Find out why many are considering encore careers and push your boundaries into something more, here.
Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.
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