Lynn C. Appelman

Certified Financial Planner™ CFP®

Alissa L. Conklin

Chartered Financial Consultant® ChFC®

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.

 
 
Women and Retirement

Women and Retirement

Women must be ready to spend, on average, more years in retirement than men.

Where Will Your Retirement Money Come From?

Where Will Your Retirement Money Come From?

Retirement income may come from a variety of sources. Here's an overview of the six main sources.

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.

 

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Social Security: Maximizing Benefits

There are other ways to maximize Social Security benefits, in addition to waiting to claim them.

Is a Variable Annuity Right for Me?

Pundits go on and on about how “terrible” or “wonderful” annuities are, but they never talk about whether annuities are right

Retirement Traps to Avoid

Beware of these traps that could upend your retirement.

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Self-Employed Retirement Plans

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

Saving for Retirement

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

Estimate Your RMD

Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.

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Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

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18 Years Worth of Days

The average retirement lasts for 18 years. Are you prepared to fill that many days?

Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

Preparing For the Ultimate Vacation

Make your retirement as exciting as your next vacation.

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