Retirement Income Articles

Women and Retirement

  When it comes to retirement planning, American women often face a unique set of problems. And those problems can threaten to leave many women short on savings, and, thus, in danger of running out of money in retirement. Those problems are meticulously outlined in a new report, “Sixteen Facts About Women’s Retirement Outlook,” from…

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Beware of these “Retirement Shocks”

Retirement is a time of major change, and for most of us and usually requires major adjustments. First is the challenge of figuring out how to spend your day, after getting up each morning for however many years to make that early-morning commute to your job. Then there’s the fact that you are no longer…

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Biggest Mistakes Couples Make

A successful marriage is all about communication. So, it make sense that the same can be said about a successful retirement. Retirement planning is tough enough, but when it comes to couples some of the biggest mistakes can be related to the lack of communications, according to the financial planners surveyed for the 2015 Fidelity…

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Bonds and Annuities: Options to Cover Your Retirement Expenses

According to a recent Wells Fargo/Gallup survey,1 almost half of investors interviewed are concerned about outliving their assets. It’s not hard to understand why this concern is so prevalent; running short of retirement funds can result in cutting back on spending or other changes in lifestyle. Fortunately, there are two popular financial products—bonds and annuities—that retirees…

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Retirement Income

Concerned about your finances during retirement? You are not alone. According to a 2015 survey by TIAA-CREF, 46% of Americans are concerned about running short of money in retirement.1 When it comes to your financial future, running short of money is not an acceptable outcome. You should have the assurance that the money you’ve worked…

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Retirement Income, 401(k) Withdrawals and the 4% Rule

You’ve done a great job stashing money in your 401(k) for the past 30 years. But now that retirement is approaching, you need to solidify a post-retirement income plan. Your small pension, if you have one, and social security payment won’t be enough on their own. Fortunately, that 401(k) can translate into a lot of…

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