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.
Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.
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It's important to make sure your retirement strategy anticipates health-care expenses.
There have been a number of changes to Social Security that may affect you, especially if you are nearing retirement.
Most women don’t shy away from the day-to-day financial decisions, but some may be leaving their future to chance.
For some, the idea of establishing a retirement strategy evokes worries about complicated reporting and administration.
Looking forward to retirement? It's critical to understand the difference between immediate and deferred annuities.
Pundits go on and on about how “terrible” or “wonderful” annuities are, but they never talk about whether annuities are right
This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
The average retirement lasts for 18 years, with many lasting even longer. Will you fill your post-retirement days with purpose?
How does your ideal retirement differ from reality, and what can we do to better align the two?
For women, retirement strategy is a long race. It’s helpful to know the route.
Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.
Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.
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