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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Preparation is the Key to Retirement

Preparation is the Key to Retirement

The simplest ideas can sometimes make a massive difference over time. Enjoy this brief video to learn more.

9 Facts About Social Security

9 Facts About Social Security

There are things about Social Security that might surprise you.

RE: Retirement

RE: Retirement

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

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.

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.

Immediate vs. Deferred Annuities

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

9 Facts About Retirement

Regardless of how you approach retirement, there are some things about it that might surprise you.

New Retirement Contribution Limits for 2024

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

AI Tools Changing Retiree Entrepreneurship

The impact that Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools can have on retirees with a consulting or small business venture.

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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.

Inflation & Retirement

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

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

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

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Tuning Your Social Security Benefit

When should you take your Social Security benefit?

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

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

Dreaming Up an Active Retirement

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

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 Accounts When You Change Your Job

This video discusses issues related to your retirement accounts when you move on from your job.

Perception vs. Reality

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

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