Retirement Income

You spend your life working and saving, but in retirement everything turns upside down as you transition to a life of leisure and need to turn those savings into reliable retirement income.

There are different ways of determining how much retirement income you will need and many different strategies for securing that income.

Your retirement income may come from a mix of savings withdrawals, Social Security, pensions, passive income, annuities, retirement jobs, and more.

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Andrew Biggs

Podcast: Andrew Biggs on the “Retirement Crisis” (He Says There Isn’t One) and a Look at Social Security

Policy expert, Andrew Biggs, discusses the so called “retirement crisis” and shares his thoughts on the solvency of Medicare and Social Security.

June 20, 2024
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What is Sequence of Returns Risk? How Can You Protect Your Retirement from It?

What is sequence of returns risk? Hint: timing is everything when it comes to withdrawing your savings. Find out how to maximize your retirement income for the long haul.

May 9, 2024
consumption smoothing

What is Consumption Smoothing? And, Why Is It Important if You Want Long Term Financial Stability?

While most people do short term consumption smoothing, you really need it for your future financial security.

April 18, 2024
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11 Ideas for Living on Social Security Alone

Living on Social Security alone really is possible. Get the scoop on 11 ways to make it work for your situation. Read now!

April 18, 2024

Will Retirees Use their $12.39 Trillion in Home Equity for Income? A Back Up Plan? As Inheritance?

Your home is a valuable asset. It is also a powerful financial tool for retirement. Explore 5 ways to use your home equity. Read now…

January 17, 2024
retirement planning ages

Key Retirement Planning Ages: Important Milestones Everyone Hits in their 50s & 60s

Certain ages play a crucial role in retirement planning. Find out what you need to know when.

November 16, 2023
Roth conversion strategies

How to Model Roth Conversion Strategies in the NewRetirement Planner

Get a guided walk through of the new Roth functionality and get tips for making the most of the tool. Plus explore all the ways we help you make better decisions about conversions and tax deferred savings.

October 18, 2023
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How to Qualify for the Highest Social Security Benefit Possible

What’s the highest Social Security benefit? Will you qualify? Get easy answers for a wealthier retirement.

August 31, 2023
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Are You Wealthy? 19 Ways to Define Wealth

Are you wealthy? Are you defining wealth correctly? See how people think about wealth and compare your financial well being to others’.

August 23, 2023
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Nobel Prize Winner Robert Merton Explains Why Retirement Planning Should Focus on Income, Not Savings

Nobel prize winner Robert Merton outlines the 3 steps you need to take to create a retirement income plan for a secure future.

July 6, 2023
dividend investments for retirement income

Pros and Cons of Dividend Investments for Retirement Income

Are dividend producing investments the golden goose of your retirement portfolio or a big goose egg when it comes to returns? Explore the pros and cons and find out.

June 29, 2023
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Average Retirement Income 2023: How Do You Compare?

Average retirement income 2023– find out how your income compares to averages and get tips for boosting your income. Read now!

June 14, 2023
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The Lockbox Strategy Other Retirement Income Tips from Nobel Laureate, William Sharpe

William Sharpe has contributed significant brain power to solving for retirement security. Learn about the lockbox strategy and other ways to set up your retirement income.

June 6, 2023
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14 Ways to Budget: Find the Best Method for Your Personality and Goals

Budgeting doesn’t have to be awful. We’ll help you find a way to budget that helps you with your financial goals and suits your personality.

May 18, 2023

Will Social Security Run Out? Will Medicare Stay in Business? Get the Latest News on these Important Programs

Demographics and longevity are 2 factors causing financial woes for Social Security and Medicare. Learn if your benefits will be impacted.

April 6, 2023

Early Retirement Income: 5 Ways to Make Penalty-Free Withdrawals from Your Retirement Accounts BEFORE You Turn 59.5

Retiring before 59.5? Discover how to make penalty free withdrawals from your retirement accounts to help fund your early retirement.

February 15, 2023
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Retirement Income Strategies: 18 Ideas for Lifetime Wealth and Peace of Mind

18 practical retirement income strategies: See what experts recommend and decide how to create a plan for your own lifetime wealth.

February 1, 2023
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Passive Income for Retirement: 12 Creative Ideas to Boost Your Financial Security

Explore 12 ways to make great passive income for retirement. Get detailed resources for your retirement plan. Read now!

February 1, 2023
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8 Ways to Invest in Real Estate for Wealth and Retirement

Learn about 8 options for investing in real estate for retirement. Explore the pros and cons and discover which one is right for you. Read now…

January 11, 2023
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New RMD Ages in 2023 and 2033: Immediately See the Impact on Your Retirement Income and Taxes

See the impact of new 2023 and 2033 RMD ages on your projected retirement plans. Your taxes, income, and Roth strategies may have changed.

December 29, 2022
Omnibus Spending Bill Secure Act 2.0

Big RMD Changes and 11 Other Retirement Planning Headlines from SECURE 2.0 and the Omnibus Spending Bill

There are big retirement planning changes with passage of the Omnibus Spending Bill, including the SECURE Act 2.0. See how you are impacted.

December 22, 2022

6 Strategies to Manage Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs)

Are RMDs desired income or a cost? Either way, preserve wealth with these 6 strategies for minimizing taxes on your withdrawals.

December 21, 2022
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15 Pros and Cons of Dividend Stocks for Retirement Savings

Too good to be true? Explore 15 pros and cons of dividend stocks. Good for retirement income, but also expensive, confusing, and risky.

December 1, 2022

Avoid Unnecessary Taxation: 7 Easy Sources of Tax-Free Retirement Income

As a lifelong worker who paid their fair share of taxes, make sure you take advantage of these sources of tax-free retirement income.

August 25, 2022

NewRetirement Planner

Take financial wellness into your own hands and do it yourself retirement planning: easy, comprehensive, reliable.