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.
Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.
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Monthly Social Security payments differ substantially depending on when you start receiving benefits.
To choose a plan, it’s important to ask yourself four key questions.
Regardless of how you approach retirement, there are some things about it that might surprise you.
For many, retirement includes contributing their time and talents to an organization in need.
Pundits go on and on about how “terrible” or “wonderful” annuities are, but they never talk about whether annuities are right
It's important to make sure your retirement strategy anticipates health-care expenses.
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.
Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.
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.
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How does your ideal retirement differ from reality, and what can we do to better align the two?
Make your retirement as exciting as your next vacation.
Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.
The average retirement lasts for 18 years, with many lasting even longer. Will you fill your post-retirement days with purpose?
Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.