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.

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This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).

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Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.

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Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

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