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Retirement

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.

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Retiring the 4% Rule

Retiring the 4% Rule

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

What Is an Annuity?

What Is an Annuity?

Annuities are versatile tools that can help you save for retirement and generate income in retirement.

Rightsizing for Retirement

Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

Your Changing Definition of Risk in Retirement

A change in your mindset during retirement may drive changes to your portfolio.

Social Security Benefits: How Much Will I Receive

Calculating your potential Social Security benefit is a three-step process.

Retirement Realities

Many pre-retirees can become focused on the “ideal” retirement, but turning that dream into a reality can be tricky. This content piece was written to help clients manage their expectations while maintaining optimism for the future.

How Will Working Affect Social Security Benefits?

Knowing the rules may help you decide when to start benefits.

Saving Early & Letting Time Work For You

The earlier you start pursuing financial goals, the better your outcome may be.

Healthcare Costs in Retirement

Without a solid approach, health care expenses may add up quickly and potentially alter your spending.

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Saving for Retirement

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

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

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

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

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

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.

My Retirement Savings

Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.

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An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

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Retirement and Quality of Life

Asking the right questions about how you can save money for retirement without sacrificing your quality of life.

Dreaming Up an Active Retirement

When you retire, how will you treat your next chapter?

Retiring in a Post-Pandemic World

Imagine your ideal post-pandemic retirement with this animated video.

18 Years’ Worth of Days

The average retirement lasts for 18 years, with many lasting even longer. Will you fill your post-retirement days with purpose?

Social Security: By the Numbers

Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.

Retirement Redefined

Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.

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