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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.

 
 
 
Ready for Retirement?

Ready for Retirement?

Are you ready for retirement? Here are five words you should consider.

Social Security: Two Benefit Strategies Eliminated

Social Security: Two Benefit Strategies Eliminated

Here are several important changes to Social Security that may impact how and when you can begin taking income benefits.

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

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

 

Healthcare Costs in Retirement

Without a solid approach, health care expenses may add up quickly and potentially alter your spending.

Social Security: Two Benefit Strategies Eliminated

Here are several important changes to Social Security that may impact how and when you can begin taking income benefits.

Money that Buys Good Health is Never Ill Spent

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

Social Security: Maximizing Benefits

There are other ways to maximize Social Security benefits, in addition to waiting to claim them.

How Will Working Affect Social Security Benefits?

Knowing the rules may help you decide when to start benefits.

When Should You Take Social Security

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

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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).

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

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

Estimate Your RMD

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

Annuity Comparison

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

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.

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Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

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Social Security: By the Numbers

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

A Fruitful Retirement: Social Security Benefit

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

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

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

Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

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.

Tuning Your Social Security Benefit

When should you take your Social Security benefit?

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