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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Monthly Social Security payments differ substantially depending on when you start receiving benefits.

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The list of IRA withdrawals that may be taken without incurring a 10% early penalty has grown.

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The Pre-Retirement Checklist

This checklist can give you a quick snapshot of how prepared you are.

Retirement Is a Beginning

Key questions to answer when you are considering retirement.

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Pundits go on and on about how “terrible” or “wonderful” annuities are, but they never talk about whether annuities are right.

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Saving for Retirement

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

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.

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

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

Annuity Comparison

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

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RE: Retirement

How does your ideal retirement differ from reality, and what can we do to better align the two?

Timing Your Retirement

This short video illustrates the importance of understanding sequence of returns risk.

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?

Rightsizing for Retirement

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Risk Tolerance: What’s Your Style?

Learn about what risk tolerance really means in this helpful and insightful video.

Retirement Accounts When You Change Your Job

This video discusses issues related to your retirement accounts when you move on from your job.

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