Retirement Planning

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.

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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.

Where Will Your Retirement Money Come From?

Where Will Your Retirement Money Come From?

Retirement income may come from a variety of sources. Here's an overview of the six main sources.

Encore Careers: Push Your Boundaries

Encore Careers: Push Your Boundaries

Ready for retirement? Find out why many are considering encore careers and push your boundaries into something more, here.

Immediate vs. Deferred Annuities

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

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.

Social Security Benefits: How Much Will I Receive

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

What's So Great About a Rollover?

Making a career move requires tough decisions, not the least of which is what to do with the funds in your retirement plan.

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.

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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).

Inflation & Retirement

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

My Retirement Savings

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

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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Dreaming Up an Active Retirement

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

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?

Preparing For the Ultimate Vacation

Make your retirement as exciting as your next vacation.

Retirement and Quality of Life

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

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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