Retirement Planning 101
|Title and Description|
| Annuities and Retirement Planning |
An annuity may be a good investment to look into.
| Closing a Retirement Income Gap |
As you grow closer to retirement, you may discover that your income won't be enough to meet your needs.
| Estimating Your Retirement Income Needs |
By doing a little homework, you'll be well on your way to a comfortable retirement.
| Evaluating an Early Retirement Offer |
How do you know if the seemingly attractive offer you've received is a good one?
| How Taxation Can Affect Your Retirement Funds |
Proper planning may help you avoid this disastrous situation.
| How aggressive should I be when I invest for retirement? |
The right answer in your case will depend on a number of key factors.
| How can I plan for retirement if my employer doesn't offer retirement benefits? |
In many cases, your first step should be to open an IRA and contribute as much as you possibly can each year.
| How late is too late to start saving for retirement? |
More time to save maximizes your chances of having the kind of retirement lifestyle you want.
| How much money should I save for retirement? |
You need to build a fund that you'll be able to draw on for much of your retirement income.
| How should I structure my retirement portfolio? |
Your first step is to take advantage of tax-favored retirement savings tools.
| I think it's time to start planning for retirement. Where do I begin? |
With thousands of investment possibilities, complex rules governing retirement plans, most people don't even know where to begin.
| Investing for Retirement |
Why save for retirement? Because people are living longer.
| Retirement Income Calculator |
Calculates how much monthly income your retirement savings may provide you in your retirement.
| Retirement Planner Calculator |
Quickly determine if your retirement plan is on track and learn how to keep it there.
| Retirement Planning The Basics |
Here are some basic steps to get you started.
| Retirement Shortfall Calculator |
Running out of your retirement savings too soon is one of the biggest risks to a comfortable retirement. Use this calculator to find a potential shortfall in your retirement savings plan.
| Saving for Retirement and a Child's Education at the Same Time |
You want to retire comfortably when the time comes. You also want to help your child go to college. So how do you juggle the two?
| Saving for Your Retirement |
You have several options for saving for your retirement. How do you know what to do?
| Taking Advantage of Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans |
If your employer offers such a plan and you're not participating in it, you should be.
| What should I do if I determine that my income during retirement won't be enough to meet my retirement expenses? |
The further you are from retirement, the more time you have to resolve the expected shortfall.