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.
There are a lot of misconceptions about Social Security. Here’s the truth about three of them.
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There are things about Social Security that might surprise you.
Pundits go on and on about how “terrible” or “wonderful” annuities are, but they never talk about whether annuities are right
Monthly Social Security payments differ substantially depending on when you start receiving benefits.
It's important to make sure your retirement strategy anticipates health-care expenses.
Calculating your potential Social Security benefit is a three-step process.
There are other ways to maximize Social Security benefits, in addition to waiting to claim them.
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.
Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.
Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.
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.
When you retire, how will you treat your next chapter?
Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?
How does your ideal retirement differ from reality, and what can we do to better align the two?
A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.
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The average retirement lasts for 18 years, with many lasting even longer. Will you fill your post-retirement days with purpose?