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.

 
 
Leaving Your Lasting Legacy

Leaving Your Lasting Legacy

Want to do more with your wealth? You might want to consider creating a charitable foundation.

Why do Renters Have to Save More?

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.

Retirement Plan Detectives

Retirement Plan Detectives

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

 

Buying a Vacation Home? 5 Questions to Consider First

You may be considering purchasing a vacation property, this can be an exciting milestone, but there are a few things to consider first.

Why Medicare Should Be Part of Your Retirement Strategy

How Medicare can address health care needs in your retirement strategy.

Women and Financial Strategies

Most women don’t shy away from the day-to-day financial decisions, but some may be leaving their future to chance.

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.

Roth IRA for Kids

Learn about the benefits and requirements of opening a Roth IRA for kids.

When Should You Take Social Security

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

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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).

Estimate Your RMD

Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

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

Saving for Retirement

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

Annuity Comparison

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

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Timing Your Retirement

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

Questions to Consider When Buying a Vacation Home

Doing your research is key before buying a vacation home.

Tuning Your Social Security Benefit

When should you take your Social Security benefit?

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?

The Long Run: Women and Retirement

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

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?

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