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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Dreaming Up an Active Retirement

Dreaming Up an Active Retirement

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

Is a Variable Annuity Right for Me?

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.

Social Security: By the Numbers

Social Security: By the Numbers

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

Retirement Traps to Avoid

Beware of these traps that could upend your retirement.

What's So Great About a Rollover?

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Social Security Benefits: How Much Will I Receive

Calculating your potential Social Security benefit is a three-step process.

How Will Working Affect Social Security Benefits?

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

New Retirement Contribution Limits for 2023

A look at the new, record-high retirement contribution limits from the IRS.

Who Is Your Trusted Contact?

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

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A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

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

Annuity Comparison

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

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

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

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.

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

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

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Retiring in a Post-Pandemic World

Imagine your ideal post-pandemic retirement with this animated video.

A Fruitful Retirement: Social Security Benefit

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

Retirement and Quality of Life

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

The Long Run: Women and Retirement

For women, retirement strategy is a long race. It’s helpful to know the route.

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.

Retirement Redefined

Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.

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