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.

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Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

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

Is a Variable Annuity Right for Me?

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.

What You Need to Know About Social Security

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?

SECURE Act 2.0: An Overview

The second iteration of the SECURE Act brings forward several changes to the world of retirement.

Traditional vs. Roth IRA

One or the other? Perhaps both traditional and Roth IRAs can play a part in your retirement plans.

Saving Early & Letting Time Work For You

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

Retirement Traps to Avoid

Beware of these traps that could upend your retirement.

Navigating Retirement Pitfalls

Why are they made again and again? Making sense of these errors in judgement.

Roth IRA for Kids

Learn about the benefits and requirements of opening a Roth IRA for kids.

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Estimate Your RMD

Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.

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.

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.

Inflation & Retirement

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

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How to Bake a Pie-R-A

Roth IRAs are tax-advantaged differently from traditional IRAs. Do you know how?

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?

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

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

Retirement Plan Detectives

A couple become Retirement Plan Detectives, searching records from old employers.

The Long Run: Women and Retirement

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

18 Years’ Worth of Days

The average retirement lasts for 18 years, with many lasting even longer. Will you fill your post-retirement days with purpose?

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