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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Retiring the 4% Rule

A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.

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Catch-Up Contributions

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How to Retire Early

How to Retire Early

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Three Key Questions to Answer Before Taking Social Security

When to start? Should I continue to work? How can I maximize my benefit?

Social Security: The Elephant in the Room

Some people wonder if Social Security will remain financially sound enough to pay the benefits they are owed.

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

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

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.

Estimate Your RMD

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

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

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

Inflation & Retirement

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

Annuity Comparison

This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

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Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

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

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What You Need to Know About Social Security

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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?

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There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.

Working With A Financial Professional

A financial professional is an invaluable resource to help you untangle the complexities of whatever life throws at you.

Retirement Plan Detectives

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

Retirement Redefined

Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.

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