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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Dreaming Up an Active Retirement

Dreaming Up an Active Retirement

When you retire, how will you treat your next chapter?

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.

Questions to Consider When Buying a Vacation Home

Questions to Consider When Buying a Vacation Home

Doing your research is key before buying a vacation home.

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.

Social Security Benefits: How Much Will I Receive

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

Immediate vs. Deferred Annuities

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

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.

Retirement Is a Beginning

Key questions to answer when you are considering retirement.

What's New for Social Security?

There have been a number of changes to Social Security that may affect you, especially if you are nearing retirement.

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Estimate Your RMD

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

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

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

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

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

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.

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

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

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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?

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

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

Social Security: By the Numbers

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

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?

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.

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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