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.

 
 
 
Encore Careers: Push Your Boundaries

Encore Careers: Push Your Boundaries

Ready for retirement? Find out why many are considering encore careers and push your boundaries into something more, here.

IRA Withdrawals that Escape the 10% Tax Penalty

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.

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 64,000 Dollar Question

One of the most common questions people ask about Social Security is when they should start taking benefits.

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.

Saving Early & Letting Time Work For You

The earlier you start pursuing financial goals, the better your outcome may be.

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.

Split Annuity Strategy

Here's one strategy that combines two different annuities to generate income and rebuild principal.

Choose Your Own Retirement Adventure

Retirement is one of the greatest adventures you’ll have. Which retirement adventure will you choose?

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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.

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.

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

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

My Retirement Savings

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

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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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Perception vs. Reality

There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.

The Long Run: Women and Retirement

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

Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

A Fruitful Retirement: Social Security Benefit

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

Leaving Your Lasting Legacy

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

Should You Ever Retire?

A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.

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