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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.

 
 
 
The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

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

Why Medicare Should Be Part of Your Retirement Strategy

Why Medicare Should Be Part of Your Retirement Strategy

How Medicare can address health care needs in your retirement strategy.

Social Security: By the Numbers

Social Security: By the Numbers

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

 

Does Your Portfolio Fit Your Retirement Lifestyle?

Lifestyle considerations in creating your retirement portfolio.

Social Security: The Elephant in the Room

Some people wonder if Social Security will remain financially sound enough to pay the benefits they are owed.

Starting a Roth IRA for a Teen

This early financial decision could prove helpful over time.

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.

Retirement Income and the Traditional Portfolio

Experiencing negative returns early in retirement can potentially undermine the sustainability of your assets.

Social Security Benefits: How Much Will I Receive

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

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Potential Income from an IRA

Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

Estimate Your RMD

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

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.

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

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

My Retirement Savings

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

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Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

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RE: Retirement

How does your ideal retirement differ from reality, and what can we do to better align the two?

Perception vs. Reality

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

Social Security: By the Numbers

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

Risk Tolerance: What’s Your Style?

Learn about what risk tolerance really means in this helpful and insightful video.

The Long Run: Women and Retirement

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

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

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

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