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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.

 
 
 
Women and Retirement

Women and Retirement

Women must be ready to spend, on average, more years in retirement than men.

Should You Borrow from Your 401(k)?

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?

Rightsizing for Retirement

Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

 

9 Facts About Social Security

There are things about Social Security that might surprise you.

Does Your Portfolio Fit Your Retirement Lifestyle?

Lifestyle considerations in creating your retirement portfolio.

Certain Uncertainties in Retirement

The uncertainties we face in retirement can erode our sense of confidence.

What Is a Roth 401(k)?

Roth 401(k) plans combine features of traditional 401(k) plans with those of a Roth IRA.

Volunteering in Retirement

For many, retirement includes contributing their time and talents to an organization in need.

Immediate vs. Deferred Annuities

Looking forward to retirement? It's critical to understand the difference between immediate and deferred annuities.

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Saving for Retirement

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

My Retirement Savings

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

Inflation & Retirement

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

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

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

Annuity Comparison

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

Estimate Your RMD

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

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An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

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The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

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

Perception vs. Reality

There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

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

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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