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.
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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Social Security: Maximizing Benefits
There are other ways to maximize Social Security benefits, in addition to waiting to claim them.
Caring for Aging Parents
As our nation ages, many Americans are turning their attention to caring for aging parents.
When Should You Take Social Security
Monthly Social Security payments differ substantially depending on when you start receiving benefits.
How Will Working Affect Social Security Benefits?
Knowing the rules may help you decide when to start benefits.
Systematic Withdrawals in Retirement
Taking regular, periodic withdrawals during retirement can be quite problematic.
Immediate vs. Deferred Annuities
Looking forward to retirement? It's critical to understand the difference between immediate and deferred annuities.
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Inflation & Retirement
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.
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.
My Retirement Savings
Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.
A Look at Systematic Withdrawals
This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.
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A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List
A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.
How does your ideal retirement differ from reality, and what can we do to better align the two?
Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?
There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.
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 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.
Dreaming Up an Active Retirement
When you retire, how will you treat your next chapter?