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Retirement planning

Social Security. Tax deferred benefits. IRAs. Get the facts you need to understand your retirement options with the articles and videos in this section.
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Retirement funds 101

Do the terms 401(k) and IRA have you confused? There's a lot to know about retirement funds. Learn when to start saving for retirement, how to choose a fund that's right for you and how to make your savings work harder.

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Retirement glossary: Terms you should know

When it comes to thinking about retirement, sorting through financial jargon can make things confusing. Don't let this lack of certainty cause you to put off saving for retirement until later — or worse — not at all.

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3 Online calculators to determine how your 401(k) contributions are adding up

Find out how well your 401(k) is working for you and what difference adjusting your contributions might make with a retirement calculator.

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5 Ways millennials can reach their retirement savings goals

With student loan debt and increased cost of living, millennials may struggle to find ways to save for retirement. Here are a few best practices.

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5 essential plans for retirement

Does the mention of retirement leave you confused? Understand what options you have for retirement savings by reading this overview. It can help you determine which plan is right for you.

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5 ways you can maximize Social Security payments in retirement

We've compiled a few strategies to help you get the most out of your Social Security benefits. From spousal benefits to tips on maximizing the base used to calculate your income, you'll find it here.

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Annuity payment options

If you're considering an annuity, here's an outline of some of the different ways you can have it pay out.

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