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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.

 
 
Preparing For the Ultimate Vacation

Preparing For the Ultimate Vacation

Make your retirement as exciting as your next vacation.

Inflation - Back to the Future

Inflation - Back to the Future

Even low inflation rates over an extended period of time can impact your finances in retirement.

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.

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

Longer, healthier living can put greater stress on retirement assets; the bucket approach may be one answer.

How Will Working Affect Social Security Benefits?

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

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

Important Birthdays Over 50

Here's a look at several birthdays and “half-birthdays” that have implications regarding your retirement income.

The Cost of Procrastination

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

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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).

Annuity Comparison

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

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

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

My Retirement Savings

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

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.

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Perception vs. Reality

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

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?

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.

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.

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

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

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