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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.

 
 
 
Tuning Your Social Security Benefit

Tuning Your Social Security Benefit

When should you take your Social Security benefit?

Split Annuity Strategy

Split Annuity Strategy

Here's one strategy that combines two different annuities to generate income and rebuild principal.

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

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

 

Immediate vs. Deferred Annuities

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

Choices for Your 401(k) at a Former Employer

Individuals have three basic choices with the 401(k) account they accrued at a previous employer.

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.

The Pre-Retirement Checklist

This checklist can give you a quick snapshot of how prepared you are.

Social Security Benefits: How Much Will I Receive

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

When Should You Take Social Security

Monthly Social Security payments differ substantially depending on when you start receiving benefits.

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Potential Income from an IRA

Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

Annuity Comparison

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

Saving for Retirement

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

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

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

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.

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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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Perception vs. Reality

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

Ready for Retirement?

Are you ready for retirement? Here are five words you should consider.

Don't Buy The Hype

There are a lot of misconceptions about Social Security. Here’s the truth about three of them.

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

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

A Fruitful Retirement: Social Security Benefit

Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

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

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