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.
A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.
Social Security: By the Numbers
Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.
Systematic Withdrawals in Retirement
Taking regular, periodic withdrawals during retirement can be quite problematic.
Perception vs. Reality
There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.
Most women don’t shy away from the day-to-day financial decisions, but some may be leaving their future to chance.
One or the other? Perhaps both traditional and Roth IRAs can play a part in your retirement plans.
The uncertainties we face in retirement can erode our sense of confidence.
Monthly Social Security payments differ substantially depending on when you start receiving benefits.
Longer, healthier living can put greater stress on retirement assets; the bucket approach may be one answer.
Looking forward to retirement? It's critical to understand the difference between immediate and deferred annuities.
Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
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.
Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.
Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.
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?
There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.
Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.
A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.