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Your family is important. They can also make financial planning challenging. We have advice on managing your money and debt while working toward big goals like a buying a house, saving for college and of course, retirement.
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Explore how your money can work for you now for a successful retirement later.
Try our Social Security Planner. Plug in a little information, and we’ll help you see how you could get more income from Social Security in retirement.
See how money grows at different rates over different time periods. Starting early may make a big difference in the value of your long-term savings.
Want to save for retirement and take advantage of your employer's match in your 401(k) plan, but aren't sure you can afford it? Find out how contributing to your 401(k) can add to your retirement nest egg without taking a big bite out of your paycheck.
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Think you know a lot about Social Security? Let’s find out! We have 8 questions to test your knowledge about claiming Social Security benefits.
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Use this calculator to see what your current savings could go to over time.
Regular contributions to your investing accounts could help you reach your goal to be a millionaire.
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Use this calculator to provide a hypothetical projection of the required minimum distributions for you and your beneficiary.
Use this calculator to help you determine your potential IRR (internal rate of return) on a property.
An amortization schedule with extra payments may help you pay off your debt faster.
Which is better: a lump sum payout or monthly payments? Use our pension lump sum calculator to help figure it out.
Many factors can impact your eligibility for contributing to both Roth and traditional IRAs. Use this calculator to help you find out.
Have you asked yourself,” Where should I invest my money?” Use our calculator to help you determine if you should use extra money to pay off debt or invest.
Which IRA is better for you – traditional or Roth? Determine which type of investing account is the best option for your personal situation.
You worked hard to save for your financial future. If you’re wondering “How long will my money last with systematic withdrawals?,” this calculator can help.
Use our 529 college savings plan calculator to find out if you should open a 529 savings plan.
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Planning for retirement can be complicated. There are mistakes to avoid and strategies to employ to optimize your probability of success in reaching your long-term goals. Use these free retirement guides to get answers to some of the most common investing and retirement quandaries.
This guide is designed to help keep investors like you on track. It will outline seven common retirement investing mistakes that can significantly reduce your nest egg. More importantly, it will show you how to avoid them and what you can do if they've already occurred.
This guide is designed to help investors like you gain knowledge about Social Security to help plan to optimize the benefit you may be eligible to receive in retirement. It will outline six essential Social Security concepts you need to understand before applying for Social Security benefits.
This guide is designed to help investors like you create and stick to a budget to help put your goals within reach. We show you in five easy steps how to build and follow a budget of your own — and offer some bonus tips.
This guide is designed to help investors like you avoid sticker shock when it comes to paying for health care in retirement. In this guide, we will outline the basics of individual health coverage and Medicare and show you what to consider when making your healthcare selections.
This guide is designed to help investors like you recognize and resist some of the more common mistakes people make with their 401(k)s. We will highlight nine behaviors that, if not careful, could put you at risk of outliving your retirement income.
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