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.
What You Need to Know About Social Security
Every so often, you’ll hear about Social Security benefits running out. But is there truth to the fears, or is it all hype?
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Immediate vs. Deferred Annuities
Looking forward to retirement? It's critical to understand the difference between immediate and deferred annuities.
Your Changing Definition of Risk in Retirement
A change in your mindset during retirement may drive changes to your portfolio.
Does Your Portfolio Fit Your Retirement Lifestyle?
Lifestyle considerations in creating your retirement portfolio.
Split Annuity Strategy
Here's one strategy that combines two different annuities to generate income and rebuild principal.
Retirement Traps to Avoid
Beware of these traps that could upend your retirement.
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.
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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.
My Retirement Savings
Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.
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.
Inflation & Retirement
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
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Retirement Accounts When You Change Your Job
This video discusses issues related to your retirement accounts when you move on from your job.
Questions to Consider When Buying a Vacation Home
Doing your research is key before buying a vacation home.
Preparation is the Key to Retirement
The simplest ideas can sometimes make a massive difference over time. Enjoy this brief video to learn more.
The Long Run: Women and Retirement
For women, retirement strategy is a long race. It’s helpful to know the route.
How does your ideal retirement differ from reality, and what can we do to better align the two?
18 Years’ Worth of Days
The average retirement lasts for 18 years, with many lasting even longer. Will you fill your post-retirement days with purpose?