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.
Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.
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Retirement income may come from a variety of sources. Here's an overview of the six main sources.
To choose a plan, it’s important to ask yourself four key questions.
Calculating your potential Social Security benefit is a three-step process.
A change in your mindset during retirement may drive changes to your portfolio.
One or the other? Perhaps both traditional and Roth IRAs can play a part in your retirement plans.
Without a solid approach, health care expenses may add up quickly and potentially alter your spending.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.
Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.
Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
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.
Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.
Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?
Make your retirement as exciting as your next vacation.
A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.
A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.
How does your ideal retirement differ from reality, and what can we do to better align the two?