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Retirement Planning

How much money will you need to retire? As you think about retirement planning, there’s a lot to consider, including when to retire, where to live, 401(k) plans, IRAs, annuities, Social Security and more. Explore these articles to learn how to plan effectively and when to start saving for retirement. 
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5 Places to Retire in the Midwest

There's more to the U.S. than coastal cities and beach towns for retirees.
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When Can I Change My Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan?

Here's some information on when you can change from one Medicare supplement plan to another.
A couple that has decided when to retire looks forward to retiring

How to Know When to Retire: 5 Considerations

Knowing when to retire isn't always easy, but reviewing a few important factors can help you make your decision more confidently.
Retirement is closer than you think. Even if it's decades away, it's never too early to start getting ready for retirement now. Here's what to know.

How to Plan for Retirement

Even if retirement is decades away, it's never too early to start getting ready for retirement now. Here's what to know.
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7 Retirement Expenses to Prepare For

While you prepare for retirement, it's important to consider likely costs for things such as housing, transportation and health care.
A happy couple sitting on a couch discusses what to do in retirement

Wondering What to Do in Retirement? Consider These 12 Ideas

Retirement comes with lots of newfound free time. Here are some ideas for how to spend it.
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A Guide to 401(k) Fees

Understanding 401(k) fees and expenses may help you make the most of your retirement savings.
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Retirement Terms 101: 5 Terms to Know When Preparing for Retirement

Here are some of the basic retirement terms to know as you prepare for your golden years.
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What Is a Joint Annuitant?

Some annuities allow the annuity owner to name two annuitants, which are commonly called joint annuitants.
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Want to Retire Overseas? Consider These Financial Details First

International retirement is possible, but it can affect your taxes, insurance and other financial factors. 
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How a New 10-Year Rule Could Affect Your Inherited IRA

"Stretch IRAs" are now a thing of the past due to a new 10-year rule that affects non-spousal beneficiaries of an inherited IRA. 
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Retirement Checklist: 7 Steps to Prepare

Retirement is an exciting stage, but it may change your financial life. Making a plan in advance can help.
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What Is a Flexible Premium Deferred Annuity?

A flexible premium deferred annuity is an annuity purchased with multiple payments or premiums.
A happy couple embrace and smile after purchasing a single premium annuity

What Is a Single Premium Annuity?

A single premium annuity is purchased with a lump sum of money, known as a premium. There are different types of single premium annuities.
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8 Retirement Strategies to Consider

Everyone retires differently — shouldn't you plan for it your own way, too?
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Asset Allocation in Retirement: 4 Considerations

What will your financial needs and goals look like in retirement? How you allocate your assets may help you address them. 
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A Guide to Retirement Income Planning

If you want to help make your income in retirement last, here are some things to consider as you start planning for the long term.
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What Is a Deferred Annuity & How Does It Work?

If you're ready to buy an annuity now but don't need the payout for a while, you might consider a deferred annuity.
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15 Annuity Terms to Know

If you're new to the world of annuities, you may want to become familiar with these terms.
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7 Retirement Hobbies That Make Money

You don't have to rely on your savings alone in retirement. These hobbies can help you earn money, too. 
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Different Types of Annuities & Their Timelines

With an understanding of the different types of annuities, you'll be better equipped to choose the right one for your needs.
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How Do Annuities Work? 

If you're deciding whether to purchase an annuity, it may be helpful to understand how they work, the different types, and their potential benefits.
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What Is a Roth IRA & How Does It Work?

A beginner's guide to Roth individual retirement accounts (IRAs). We look at the basics, benefits and rules for managing them.
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Leaving an IRA Inheritance: What Do You Need to Know?

Learn how a legacy IRA could help you leave an inheritance and potential tax benefits for future generations.
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How You May Be Able to Retire Early

Contrary to what you might think, you don't necessarily have to wait until your late 60s to retire. Here are some strategies to help you get started.
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Not Saving for Retirement? Here's the Cost of Waiting

Saving for retirement could be a vital part of a secure future — so consider putting it on your checklist! Learn more about the cost of waiting.
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Preparing for Retirement When It's Just Around the Corner

If you're close to retirement age, consider your goals in order to enjoy retirement to its fullest. We cover the strategies you need.
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What Happens to Your 401(k) When You Leave a Job?

When you change jobs, you'll likely have a few options when deciding what to do with your 401(k) savings.
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Is There a Right Age for Opening an IRA?

When it comes to IRAs, it's almost never too early — or too late — to open one. Here's how IRAs can be a good fit for different life stages.
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How Much Do I Need to Retire at 62?

Seeing as the "official" retirement age doesn't kick in until your mid-60s, 62 is considered an early retirement. Could you still make it work?
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How Much Do I Need to Retire at 65?

The current full retirement age is 67 — how do you know if you'll be prepared by then? Here are a few key factors in the retirement equation.
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Should Retiring Baby Boomers Consider a Phased Approach?

Fewer retirees these days are rushing to wrap up their professional lives. What kind of timeline could work best for you?
How much do I need to retire at 60, like the couple pictured here walking on the beach?

How Much Do I Need to Retire at 60?

Can you afford an early retirement? Here are some considerations — from savings to costs — to help you figure it out.
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Retirement Planning for Women

From longer life expectancy to gender pay disparities, women's retirement considerations may be different from men's.
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Planning for Retirement? What to Know at Every Retirement Age Milestone

Age is only a number — and an integral part of retirement planning. Here, we’ve outlined some of the most important retirement age milestones to consider, including Social Security, Medicare and retirement accounts.
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Annuities Explained: 5 Myths Debunked

Annuities are sometimes misunderstood. Here are five common myths.
An older couple laughing and talking after looking at a house for retirement

Buying a House for Retirement? Consider These 3 Factors

Buying a new home could be a great way to start your golden years, but there are some considerations to think through first.
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Have You Considered Investing After Retirement?

Investing after retirement can be a tricky balancing act. Explore the whys and hows of investing in your golden years.
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What Is a Traditional IRA & How Does It Work?

A beginner's guide to traditional IRAs. How do these retirement plans work, what are the benefits — and what rules do you need to know?
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Maxing Out Your 401(k)? Alternatives to Consider

Once you've reached the threshold of how much you can contribute to your 401(k), you may want to consider putting money into other accounts. 
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What Are the Different Types of Annuities?

Annuities come in a few varieties, and not every option will best suit your needs. Knowing the key differences can help you choose.
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Are You Eligible for an IRA Tax Deduction?

Here are some of the eligibility rules for tax deductions for traditional IRAs.
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What Are the Different Types of IRA Accounts?

An IRA could offer a great way to boost your retirement contributions while getting some potential tax advantages along the way.
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6 Signs You May Be on Track to an Early Retirement 

You might be closer than you realize to making your early retirement a reality. 
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Generating Income in Retirement: 5 Strategies to Consider

Here's how you may be able to generate more income in retirement to help fund your lifestyle. 
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No 401(k) at Work? Consider These Alternatives 

If you don't have a 401(k) at work, there are some other ways to potentially save money or grow your existing funds. 
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How Does an Annuity Death Benefit Work?

Annuities often offer a death benefit. Here's some more information to keep in mind. 
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How to Save for Retirement

Saving early for retirement could make a difference in the long run. Here are some potential steps to take to help you get started.
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Tracking Down a Lost 401(k)

Do you have an unclaimed 401(k)? Whether you're unsure or know you have missing retirement money, here are some potential next steps. 
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15 Retirement Party Ideas & Planning Tips

A memorable retirement party can be a great way to honor past accomplishments and show your appreciation for someone.
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How Are Annuities Taxed?

It's important to learn how annuities work and understand when you might pay taxes.
Young couple sitting on the floor and looking up the 2019 ira contribution limits on tablet

IRA Contribution Limits: How One Change Could Boost Your Retirement Income

The IRS increased the annual IRA contribution limit to $6,000 for 2019, meaning investing in an IRA may be more beneficial than ever.
Mother and young daughter holding cups of coffee and discussing a custodial IRA

What Is a Custodial IRA?

A custodial IRA, or a custodial Roth IRA, could help set your children or grandchildren on a path to financial security at an early age.
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What Is a Spousal IRA? 

A nonworking spouse can still save for his or her own retirement with an IRA.
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How to Make Catch-Up Contributions to Your Retirement Savings

Catch-up contributions can help you save more as you approach retirement.
Man checking his retirement plan balance on his work computer and wondering what is a vested 401k

What Is a Vested 401(k)?

If you're wondering what a vested 401(k) is, here's some information to consider. 
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What's the Difference Between a 401(k) & IRA?

If you have a 401(k), should you also get an IRA? Knowing the difference between the two is an important part of preparing for retirement.
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How Much Do I Need to Retire at 50?

Planning to retire at 50 can seem like a stretch, but that's not to say it's impossible. Here are some factors to consider.
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Could a Mini Retirement Be Right for You?

A mini retirement is a break from your career, and it could be the right move for you for a number of reasons.
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Can I Receive Disability & Retirement Benefits at the Same Time?

Here's how Social Security disability and retirement benefits work together in retirement.
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What Happens to an Annuity When You Die?

Some annuities stop making payments when you die and others pass on to a beneficiary.
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The Civil Service Retirement System: Understanding How It Works

Federal employees should understand how the Civil Service Retirement System can affect their retirement.
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Worried About Running Out of Money in Retirement? Here's What to Consider

If you're concerned about not having enough money to live comfortably in retirement, here are some things to keep in mind. 
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What Is Social Security COLA?

A cost of living adjustment (COLA) is an important aspect of your Social Security benefits.
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How Does Early Retirement Affect Social Security? 

Workers are able to collect Social Security as early as age 62, but retiring early can affect your monthly benefit.
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How You Could Reach Your Retirement Goals 

Here's a fictional example of how you could reach your retirement goals. 
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Does Cashing Out Your 401(k) to Pay Off Debt Make Sense?

A substantial retirement account may be able to help reduce your debt, but is it worth it? 
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5 Affordable Beach Retirement Towns

Do you want to spend your retirement years basking in sunny weather on a white sand beach? Consider these affordable beach towns.
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5 Cool Retirement Jobs

If you still want to work in retirement, one of these fun jobs could be a good option. 
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What to Do if You Inherit an IRA

Do you know how to handle assets if you inherit an IRA? The rules can be a bit complicated, so here's what to consider.
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Forced Into Retirement Early? Here's What to Consider

You don't always get to choose when to end your career. Here's what to consider if you're forced into retirement.
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Retiring From Work? 4 Financial Considerations Before You Leave

As you prepare to leave your job for retirement, you may want to consider these four financial details.
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Should I Pay Off My Mortgage Before I Retire?

Paying off a home while you're still working is an ambitious goal, but it's important to gather all the facts first.
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Retiring Single? Here's How to Start Planning & Preparing

Retiring single comes with some unique financial challenges, but proper planning may help set you up for success.
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Active Duty Retirement: 4 Ways to Plan Financially

It's important to thoroughly consider the many retirement benefits available to active duty servicemen and women.
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Will You Save for Retirement or Your Children's College Education?

Putting your retirement needs first could help your children in the long run. Learn how you could make this difficult decision with certainty.
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Working After Retirement: 3 Financial Considerations

Here are three financial considerations to keep in mind as you decide whether to go back to work after retiring.
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5 Social Security Planning Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

Before you start collecting benefits, consider these five common Social Security mistakes.
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3 Retirement Withdrawal Strategies to Help Make Your Savings Last

There is no one-size-fits-all solution to managing retirement funds — but there are some common strategies worth considering.
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How an Immediate Annuity Could Turn Assets Into Income

An immediate annuity could provide guaranteed lifetime income from an inheritance, retirement account or other assets.
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Alternatives to Social Security to Help Boost Your Retirement Income 

You may want to consider these alternatives to Social Security in order to help boost your retirement income.
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5 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Variable Annuity

A variable annuity could be a good tool for your retirement. These five questions could help you decide if one is right for your needs.
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7 Steps to Building a Retirement Budget

A retirement budget may help you stay more financially stable. Here are some steps to consider as you get started.
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How to Make Money in Retirement

Want to earn a little extra retirement income? Here's why you may want to consider it — and how to get started. 
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Why You May Need an Emergency Fund in Retirement

Your retirement savings may cover your daily lifestyle, but you might want to also prepare for the unpredictable.
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Preparing for the Cost of Health Care in Retirement 

To help prepare for the cost of health care in retirement, there are a few strategies you could consider implementing in to your financial plan.
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Claiming Your Inheritance: Annuity Options for Beneficiaries

Not everyone knows the tax, and other, implications of being the beneficiary of an annuity. Here's what you should know.
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Evaluating an Early Retirement Offer 

Taking an early retirement offer is a personal — and financial — decision. Here's what you may want to consider.
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Deciding Where to Live in Retirement: What to Consider

Relocating in retirement could lower your cost of living and give you access to the activities you want to enjoy. Here's how to approach the decision.
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How to Start Saving for Retirement at 50 & Beyond

Need to catch up on your retirement savings (and catch up fast)? Here are some ways to get started.
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How to Potentially Increase Social Security Benefits After Retirement

There are several options that could help you potentially increase your Social Security benefits after retirement.
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Moving Into a Retirement Community: Options & Considerations

There are a lot of living arrangements available to you in retirement. How can you start thinking about your options ahead of time?
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Downsizing Your Home for Retirement

Downsizing your home before you retire could help give you more financial flexibility. Here are some considerations to keep in mind. 
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4 Social Security Myths Debunked 

Here are some of the most common Social Security myths and the truth behind them.
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Types of Retirement Plans: Which Ones Apply to You?

There are many types of retirement plans available, depending on your place of work. Do you know which ones apply to you?
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5 Reasons to Start Preparing for Retirement Now

Here are just a handful of reasons why you should start preparing for retirement today.
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5 Retirement Strategies for the Sandwich Generation

Being a member of the sandwich generation doesn't have to mean retirement worries. Here are five strategies to help balance finances with commitments.
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Married Couples With Social Security Benefits: What to Consider

Your age affects your Social Security benefits — but, as it turns out, so does your marital status. Here's how it works.
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Medicare vs. Medicaid: How Covered Am I?

Medicare and Medicaid are different programs serving different purposes. Understanding them in the context of retirement planning is crucial.
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5 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Fixed Indexed Annuity

A fixed indexed annuity could be an excellent tool for your retirement. These five questions could help you decide if one is right for your needs.
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5 Common Retirement Myths Debunked

Don't let these common misconceptions stand in the way of preparing for the retirement you want.
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How to Roll Over a 401(k) to a New Employer

A new job usually comes with a new retirement plan. So what can you do with the old one?
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How Much Do I Need to Retire at 55?

Retiring a decade or more before the official retirement age could be an attainable goal if you save wisely and build out multiple income sources.
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What Are the Average Retirement Savings by Age?

Although there are plenty of retirement savings recommendations out there, it can help to know how they typically pan out in reality.
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What Is an Income Rider & Why Would You Include One?

Some annuities offer income riders that can increase potential growth and flexibility in your benefits. Does a rider fit into your plan?
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10 Things to Consider When It Comes to Divorce & Annuities

Dividing property during a divorce can go a lot of ways — here are 10 important considerations when handling joint annuities.
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Retirement Planning: Will You & Your Spouse Retire at the Same Time?

Not all couples retire together — and for those who don't, planning for a staggered retirement is important for a smooth transition.
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How to Balance Boomerang Kids & Your Retirement

While the boomerang kids phenomenon isn't completely new, it's still a consideration facing many parents trying to balance their kids with retirement.
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Leaving a Legacy Through a Charitable Gift Annuity

Looking to leave behind a bighearted legacy that also leaves room for your retirement plans? Consider a charitable gift annuity.
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How Roth IRA Conversions Could Fit Into Retirement Planning

Explore the basics and benefits of Roth IRA conversions to discover if a conversion could help you prepare for your golden years.
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Divorce & Retirement: The Divorcee's Guide to Retirement

Retirement may be the farthest thing from your mind after a divorce but considering how to reach your goals could help you move forward confidently.
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A Quick Guide to Social Security Benefits After Divorce

Did you know you may be eligible for spousal Social Security benefits — even if your marriage ended in divorce?
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Annuity Payment Options: More Than Just Lump Sums

You don't have to own a luxury car or a beach house in Bali to own an annuity. Learn why annuities could be an option for everyone.
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When Could a 401(k) Rollover to IRA Make Sense?

Do you still have a 401(k) from an old job? You might want to consider a rollover IRA to manage your retirement savings.
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Could Planning Ahead Help You Reduce Your Retirement Taxes?

Taxes are a certainty in life, and it doesn't change once you retire. Discover how planning ahead could help you reduce your taxes in retirement.
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How to Create a Self-Employed Retirement Plan

Are you trying to save for retirement, but you're self-employed? Here are a few important options to consider.
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What Is a Pension Plan & How Does It Work?

Will a pension plan be part of your retirement future? Learn more about how these retirement accounts work and explore their benefits.
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Ready for an Encore? How to Pursue an Encore Career in Retirement

Retirement doesn't have to mean the end of your professional life. An encore career could open the door to new adventures.
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How Much Money Do I Need to Retire & Stay Retired?

Are you looking forward to your golden years? Proper planning could help ensure that you'll have enough funds to retire — and stay retired — someday.
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Why I Wanted Early Retirement & Why I Changed My Mind

One writer shares her story of saving heavily to finance an early retirement — only to discover she didn't want to retire young after all.
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Should You Accept an Early Retirement Buyout?

An early retirement buyout offer could spark many important questions. Here are some things to consider before accepting the offer.
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3 Common Retirement Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

Retirement may be just around the corner for you, but have you thought about some of the most common financial mistakes retirees make?
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5 Questions to Help Streamline Your Transition to Retirement

The transition to retirement could give you the chance to pursue life on your terms. Here are things to consider when entering this exciting phase.
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Volunteer in Retirement: A New 'Career' in a Field You Love

Pursue your passions in retirement with a new "career" as a volunteer. Learn how you could give back to your local community — or the world.
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Is Moving After Retirement in Your Future?

To move, or not to move, that is the question. It's important to weigh your options when considering a significant change after entering retirement.
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Medicare Coverage & Retiree Insurance: 5 Things You Need to Know

Are you confused about how Medicare works with retiree insurance? Here are five things that could be helpful to know.
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Social Security: When Will You Start Collecting Benefits?

Learn more about Social Security and key benefit ages to discover when you could start collecting Social Security.
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Life After Retirement: 5 Ways to Stretch Your Retirement Savings

Is retirement just around the corner? Learn how you could make your strong financial foundation last long after you leave the workforce.
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What Is Medicare Supplement Insurance & Is It Right for You?

Where Medicare leaves off, Medigap begins. Learn more about Medicare supplement insurance, and discover if it's the right choice for you.
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When to Start Saving for Retirement

Learn about the steps you could take to help plan for your future needs — no matter what life stage you're in.
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Save for Retirement & Don't Outlive Your Retirement Savings

We've got some ideas on saving for retirement and managing your expenses so you don't end up outliving your retirement savings.
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4 Steps You May Want to Consider When Planning Your Retirement Income

Whether you want steady retirement income to last your lifetime or seek confidence to meet whatever the future holds, establishing a plan is an important step toward guiding your retirement in the right direction.
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What You Need to Know About Saving for Retirement

Preparing for retirement is an important step to making sure you have enough money to retire comfortably or your family is well taken care of. See how we can put our products to work for you.
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Health Care Costs in Retirement: Are You Prepared for the Expected & Unexpected?

It could be impossible to foresee all of your future health care needs, but you could still take steps to prepare for both expected — and unexpected — costs in retirement.
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5 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Single Premium Immediate Annuity

A single premium immediate annuity (SPIA) could give you a steady stream of income in retirement. These five questions could help you learn more.
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5 Questions to Ask Before Choosing an Immediate Annuity

An immediate annuity could help ensure a regular income in retirement — now. These five questions could help you decide if one is right for you.
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Annuities 101: Your Guide to the Basics

What is an annuity — and how could it help you prepare for the future? Enroll in our crash course to discover the answers to your questions.
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