Retirement

Retirement Income Sources

Retirement Income Sources

As you embark on the journey to make your retirement dreams a reality, keep in mind that retirement income can come from many different sources, including the following: Part-time Work – Many people chose to work at least part-time in retirement to bring in extra...

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Preparing for Retirement

Preparing for Retirement

Whether you plan on working for the rest of your life or not, saving for retirement is very important because it will help you get to the point where you’re working for the joy of it, not just out of necessity. Then you will be free to choose the type of work you...

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Key to a Happy Retirement

Key to a Happy Retirement

What’s your picture of the ideal retirement: lying on the beach every day, traveling the world, non-stop shopping, or golfing 6 days a week? Studies show that many people who pursue nothing but constant leisure and entertainment during their golden years eventually...

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IRAs

IRAs

Traditional IRAs IRA stands for “Individual Retirement Arrangement,” also known as “Traditional IRA.” In 2015 and 2016, the most you can contribute per person is $5,500 ($6,500 if you’re age 50 or older). If you also have a retirement plan at work, the amount you can...

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Defined Benefit Plans

Defined Benefit Plans

Defined Benefit Plans are typically the most complex and expensive plans to administer out of all the types we have discussed in this section. They are designed to provide a certain predetermined benefit to employees when they retire, like a pension plan. Annual...

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Annuities

Annuities

An annuity is a unique type of retirement account provided by an insurance company which gives certain guarantees and tax benefits. You can deposit money into an annuity over time or as a lump sum, and the insurance company agrees to make guaranteed periodic payments...

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