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.

When Should You Take Social Security

When Should You Take Social Security

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

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.

Tax Efficiency in Retirement

What role would taxes play in your investment decisions?

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.

Should You Borrow from Your 401(k)?

Does it make sense to borrow from my 401(k) to pay off debt or to make a major purchase?

Does Your Portfolio Fit Your Retirement Lifestyle?

Lifestyle considerations in creating your retirement portfolio.

AI Tools Changing Retiree Entrepreneurship

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

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.

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A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

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

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.

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).

Inflation & Retirement

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

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Social Security: By the Numbers

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

Tuning Your Social Security Benefit

When should you take your Social Security benefit?

A Fruitful Retirement: Social Security Benefit

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

Retirement Plan Detectives

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

Retirement and Quality of Life

Asking the right questions about how you can save money for retirement without sacrificing your quality of life.

Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

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