Retirement Focus

You only get one shot at retirement, so you'd better get it right. Learn everything you need to know about retirement planning, including the pros and cons of different retirement accounts, tax considerations, social security, savings strategies, and more.

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What Is a Defined Benefit Plan?
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See How To Save More With Mega Backdoor Roth Contributions
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What Is a Contingent Beneficiary?
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What Are Defined Contribution Plans?
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What Is a 403(b) Plan?
Illustration of the challenges of retiring at 55 (addressed in article).
Want to Retire at 55? Consider These 3 Things.
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Stock Market Performance in Presidential Election Years
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6 Essential Retirement Accounts That Can Help You Save
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Suspect You Have Unclaimed Money? Here’s Where to Look
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What Age Is Considered Early for Retirement?
Financial advisor explaining a Keogh retirement plan with client in the client's home.
What Is a Keogh Plan?
what is the IRS rule of 55?
What Is the Rule of 55?
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How the $1,000-a-Month Rule Can Save Your Retirement
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Are You Planning to Retire in 2022? Here’s How to Prepare
Image shows the same woman in two scenarios. In one, she is younger and leaving a job she was fired from. In the second, she is a bit older, reading a book by a pool. Text reads: "Emergency Fund vs. Retirement Savings. Emergency fund–three to six months of living expenses stashed away for emergencies. Calculate by multiplying monthly salary by number of months needed. Luxuries can be excluded and only bare necessities accounted for. Retirement savings–Amount needed more of an educated guess than specific number; must account for future you's spending, not just present. Experts recommend one year of your salary to be saved in your 30s"
Average Retirement and Emergency Savings by Age
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How To Survive a Stock Market Correction
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Here Are 5 Easy Steps to Determine Whether You Have Enough to Retire
Social Security Income Limits By Year. Earned income limits while receiving retirement benefits.
Learn About Social Security Income Limits If You Want to Keep Working
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What Is a Traditional IRA?
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What Is a Pension Plan?
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Can You Retire With $300,000 in Savings?
A mature woman reviews her retirement accounts on a laptop.
Consider These Things Before You Cash in Your Pension.
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What Is a 401(k)?
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Why Asset Correlation Matters for Your Investments
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Think You Can't Retire? Think Again
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Learn Which Pension Benefit Choices Are the Best for Couples
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These Are the Eight Steps to Take When Starting Over Financially.
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Dollar-Cost Averaging Explained
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How to Use Capital Losses on Your Tax Return
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How Much Do You Need To Save to Retire by 40?
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Here Are 2 Ways for You to Get a Pension for Your Retirement
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The Asset Allocation Approach That Puts Retirees at Risk
Image shows a woman sitting at a computer looking at a retirement calculator with four tabs at the top. They read: "Schwab, AARP, Marketwatch, Fidelity"
Use Income Calculators to Plan Your Retirement.
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What Are Required Minimum Distributions?
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Find out How Much Money You Need to Retire
Warren Buffett advises a 90/10 retirement strategy
Will Warren Buffet's Retirement Plan Work for You?
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The Best Retirement Plans of 2022
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4 Ways to Divide Your Money Between Stocks and Bonds
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Looking for a Good Stock to Invest In?
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How To Start a 401(k) in Your 20s
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70? 62? 50? Strategies for Retiring at Every Age.
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6 Ways To Keep Your Nest Egg Safe
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5 Options for Retirement Income Portfolios
Key factors of taxes in retirement are social security, IRA and 401(k), investment income, annuity distributions, and pensions
Estimating Your Taxes in Retirement
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What Are Your Options As a Non-Spouse Beneficiary of an IRA BDA?
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The 4% Rule of Thumb for Retirement Withdrawals
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3 Types of Securities Investments
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5 Dividend Income Index Funds Worth Investing In
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What Is Retirement?
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How Much Will You Need to Withdraw From Your Retirement Portfolio?
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What Is Net Unrealized Appreciation (NUA)?
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Low-Risk Investment Options
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Here's How Much You Should Have in Retirement Savings Right Now.
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How to Figure Required Minimum Distributions Based on Life Expectancy
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How to Tell Whether It's Time to Retire
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Why the 4% Rule in Retirement Doesn't Always Work
Rules of Thumb: Saving With a 401(k): Retirement saving should be your top priority (higher even than paying credit card debt or your children’s tuition) The earlier you start, the less you have to worry about contributing, and the more time your interest has to compound Don’t take extra risks, like risky investments, to try to compensate for lost time Take full advantage of employer match Increase your savings percentage according to the decade you start
How Much Money Should I Put in My 401(k)?
Get a plan in place and you can retire at 62.
Things to Know Before You Retire at 62
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What Is a Stable Value Fund?
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How to Determine the Right Time to Retire

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