Retirement

Not sure how much to contribute to your 401(k)? Try this.

Setting up your 401(k) contributions isn't rocket science, though it can feel that way, especially to those who aren't sure how much retirement will cost. There isn't a universal magic number, but there are a few pretty simple strategies you can use to come up with your retirement savings number right now.
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10 reasons to save now, so you can retire well later

Retirement will come, the question is will you be ready? The choices you make about your contributions and investments are up to you. Here is why it is essential to jump start your savings so you can retire well.
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The SECURE Act Key Changes and FAQs

These FAQs provide a summary of some of the changes within the SECURE Act. Several of these provisions will require interpretation from the IRS and other agencies. As with all financial matters, you should contact tax and financial professionals as it relates to your own personal circumstances.
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Imagine your best retirement

Now that we are working adults, retirement, like waiting for adulthood, may seem far off into the future but looking back we can see it came all too fast. Below are a couple thought-starters on what your best retirement could look like.
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A retirement checklist: 8 steps to take now

The following steps can help you understand what you should consider as you plan for retirement.
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Inherited an IRA? Understand your distribution options

If you inherit an IRA, you must follow the timing rules for withdrawing money from the IRA or face a stiff penalty. Read further to learn more about your options.
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Combining your retirement savings into the plan

Have you found yourself in this situation? You’ve changed jobs a few times, and have money in your former employers’ retirement plans.
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4 tips that’ll save your retirement

We repeatedly are told to prepare for retirement during our working years.
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What happens if I take an early 401(k) withdrawal?

The purpose of a 401(k) is to provide retirement income, so the last thing you ever want to do is access that money while you're still working. But if times get tough and you grow desperate for cash, you might be tempted to tap that account early and access the money that's technically yours.
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Retirement planning for women

Why Living Longer Means You Have to Save That Much Harder
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2018 cost of living adjustments (COLA) savings limit

Review the new COLA savings limits for 2018
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8 changes to Social Security in 2018

For 2018, the basic structure of Social Security is the same in terms of how workers are taxed and how benefits are calculated and paid.
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Save more this year with 2018 contribution limit increases

If ‘save more for retirement’ is on your list of New Year’s resolutions, there’s good news for you in 2018.
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Imagine your best retirement

Getting to where you want to go will depend on the choices you make today. While we know you are likely doing what you can now to save, you have many priorities competing for your money. Taking the appropriate steps now may help set you up for a better financial situation later.
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5 ways to maximize your retirement contributions

What does your ideal retirement look like? Living in a tiny place and eating the senior special at 4:30 p.m. every day, or having a comfortable home and eating dinner whenever you want? You can create the easygoing retirement of your dreams if you know how to take full advantage of the perks available within your tax-advantaged retirement plans.
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What you need to know about your retirement forecast

Is your retirement forecast rainy or sunny? Do you see a green light on your road to retirement or are you stopped by a red light? Is your projected retirement age older than you’d like?
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Will my retirement fund withdrawals affect my Social Security benefits?

Social Security provides a guaranteed source of income in retirement, but what many don't realize is that you're not guaranteed to keep it all. Some retirees owe taxes on their Social Security benefits, but it all depends on your income. Here's a closer look at how your retirement fund withdrawals play into all of this.
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Pension or lump sum? Compare payouts and options before you decide

About half of pension plan participants can choose to take their money in a lump sum when they retire. If you have that choice or are offered a buyout, what’s your best option?
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Why you should pay off these 3 debts before you retire

Retirement should be a time to kick back and relax, whether that means traveling the world or staying at home to play with the grandkids. Unfortunately, far too many seniors are spending their golden years worried about their finances-- and debt is a big reason why.
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