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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Retirement income may come from a variety of sources. Here's an overview of the six main sources.
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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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Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.
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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Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.
How does your ideal retirement differ from reality, and what can we do to better align the two?
The average retirement lasts for 18 years, with many lasting even longer. Will you fill your post-retirement days with purpose?