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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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.

Traditional vs. Roth IRA

Traditional vs. Roth IRA

One or the other? Perhaps both traditional and Roth IRAs can play a part in your retirement plans.

How to Retire Early

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.

Conquering Retirement Challenges for Women

Looking ahead can help you conquer these unique obstacles.

Why do Renters Have to Save More?

How much more would retirement cost if you owned your home rather than rented? It could actually be several times less.

How Will Working Affect Social Security Benefits?

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

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.

9 Facts About Social Security

There are things about Social Security that might surprise you.

Eight Mistakes That Can Upend Your Retirement

There are common mistakes you can avoid when saving for retirement.

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Self-Employed Retirement Plans

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

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 other qualified retirement plan.

Annuity Comparison

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

Inflation & Retirement

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

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

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

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Tuning Your Social Security Benefit

When should you take your Social Security benefit?

Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

Timing Your Retirement

This short video illustrates the importance of understanding sequence of returns risk.

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.

Retirement Plan Detectives

A couple become Retirement Plan Detectives, searching records from old employers.

The Long Run: Women and Retirement

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

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