Retirement

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.

 
 
 
18 Years Worth of Days

18 Years Worth of Days

The average retirement lasts for 18 years. Are you prepared to fill that many days?

Retirement Traps to Avoid

Retirement Traps to Avoid

Beware of these traps that could upend your retirement.

How to Retire Early

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.

 

Tax Deductions: Catch Them All!

Most of us pay too much in taxes because we aren’t aware of all the tax deductions available.

Inflation - Back to the Future

Even low inflation rates over an extended period of time can impact your finances in retirement.

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

Longer, healthier living can put greater stress on retirement assets; the bucket approach may be one answer.

Should You Borrow from Your 401(k)?

Does it make sense to borrow from my 401(k) to pay off debt or to make a major purchase?

Systematic Withdrawals in Retirement

Taking regular, periodic withdrawals during retirement can be quite problematic.

You Are Not Alone it Just Feels That Way

Let’s start getting your financial priorities and attitudes in sync with model behaviors.

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A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

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

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.

Saving for Retirement

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

Inflation & Retirement

Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.

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

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

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Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

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Tuning Your Social Security Benefit

When should you take your Social Security benefit?

Social Security: By the Numbers

Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.

Ready for Retirement?

Are you ready for retirement? Here are five words you should consider.

Women and Retirement

Women must be ready to spend, on average, more years in retirement than men.

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