Where will your retirement money come from? If you’re like most people, qualified-retirement plans, Social Security, and 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.
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.
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
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.
Here's one strategy that combines two different annuities to generate income and rebuild principal.
Knowing the rules may help you decide when to start benefits.
Here are five facts about Social Security that are important to keep in mind.
Longer, healthier living can put greater stress on retirement assets; the bucket approach may be one answer.
Looking forward to retirement? It's critical to understand the difference between immediate and deferred annuities.
Experiencing negative returns early in retirement can potentially undermine the sustainability of your assets.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.
Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.
Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.
The average retirement lasts for 18 years, with many lasting even longer. Will you fill your post-retirement days with purpose?
Make your retirement as exciting as your next vacation.
There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.
A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.
There are a lot of misconceptions about Social Security. Here’s the truth about three of them.