Retirement Planning

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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Don't Buy The Hype

Don't Buy The Hype

There are a lot of misconceptions about Social Security. Here’s the truth about three of them.

Immediate vs. Deferred Annuities

Immediate vs. Deferred Annuities

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

18 Years’ Worth of Days

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?

Retirement Income and the Traditional Portfolio

Experiencing negative returns early in retirement can potentially undermine the sustainability of your assets.

Who Is Your Trusted Contact?

This investment account question is vital and answered as early as possible.

How Women Can Prepare For Retirement

Are women prepared for a 20-year retirement?

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.

IRA Withdrawals that Escape the 10% Tax Penalty

The list of IRA withdrawals that may be taken without incurring a 10% early penalty has grown.

Important Birthdays Over 50

Here's a look at several birthdays and “half-birthdays” that have implications regarding your retirement income.

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Saving for Retirement

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

Estimate Your RMD

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

My Retirement Savings

Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.

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.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

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

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An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

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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.

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.

Leaving Your Lasting Legacy

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

Retirement and Quality of Life

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

Dreaming Up an Active Retirement

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

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