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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.

 
 
 
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?

Choosing a Retirement Plan that Fits Your Business

Choosing a Retirement Plan that Fits Your Business

To choose a plan, it’s important to ask yourself four key questions.

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.

 

Money that Buys Good Health is Never Ill Spent

It's important to make sure your retirement strategy anticipates health-care expenses.

The Cost of Procrastination

Don't let procrastination keep you from pursuing your financial dreams and goals.

IRA Withdrawals that Escape the 10% Tax Penalty

The list of IRA withdrawals that may be taken without incurring a 10% early penalty has grown.

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.

Retirement Income and the Traditional Portfolio

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

Thinking of Retiring Abroad?

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

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Potential Income from an IRA

Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

Saving for Retirement

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

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.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

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

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

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

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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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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?

Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

Social Security: By the Numbers

Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.

Retiring the 4% Rule

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

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

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

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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