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Investing for Income

Planning to retire soon and want to turn your investments into income? Our tools and resources can help you protect your assets and make your money last.

Calculators & tools

Use our comprehensive calculators and tools to help create an investment income plan that fits your needs in retirement.

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Fidelity Income Strategy Evaluator®

Find a right mix of income-producing investments to help meet your needs in retirement.

Guaranteed Income Estimator

Get an estimate for guaranteed income payments you can receive through a fixed income annuity (guarantees are subject to the claims-paying ability of the issuing insurance company).

Bond Ladder Tool lock_green

Use this tool to help create a consistent income stream by investing in different bonds with staggered maturity dates.

Price-Yield Calculator

Calculate the estimated yield or price of a bond, including accrued interest, invoice price, yield-to-maturity, and yield-to-call.

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Fidelity Viewpoints®

Our Viewpoints articles provide perspective from Fidelity on the markets and economy, investing, and personal finance.

  • 2014 income ideas

    It's official: the Fed will begin to taper in 2014. Five of our experts share their income ideas.
  • Ideas from six pros

    Global opportunities, cheap energy, Fed moves, and what it all means for investors.
  • Building portfolio income

    Potential income-generating options, and how you might put them together.
  • Money market update

    What new SEC-proposed regulations for money market mutual funds may mean for investors.

Fidelity Learning Center

Our Learning Center offers quick, easy-to-follow lessons on a wide range of topics to help you make smarter decisions as you develop an investment strategy.

Tax-smart investing seminar

Understand the impact of taxes on your portfolio and identify strategies to help you plan for them.
Find a location near you.

An introduction to the fixed income market
Learn how investments like bonds and CDs can play a key role in a diversified portfolio.

Retirement income strategies
Start with a realistic view of what your retirement lifestyle will look like and the costs involved.

Build your fixed income portfolio
Get a better understanding of available fixed income strategies.

View all lessons and courses.

IMPORTANT: The projections or other information generated by Fidelity Income Strategy Evaluator regarding the likelihood of various investment outcomes are hypothetical in nature, do not reflect actual investment results, and not guarantees of future results. Results may vary with each use and over time.
Keep in mind that investing involves risk. The value of your investment will fluctuate over time and you may gain or lose money.
Calculators and tools are provided for educational purposes only. Guidance provided by Fidelity is educational in nature, is not individualized, and is not intended to serve as the primary or sole basis for your investment or tax-planning decisions.
As with all your investments through Fidelity, you must make your own determination whether an investment in any particular security or securities is consistent with your investment objectives, risk tolerance, financial situation and your evaluation of the security. Be sure to review your decisions periodically to make sure they are still consistent with your goals.
Before investing, consider the funds' investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses. Contact Fidelity for a prospectus or, if available, a summary prospectus containing this information.  Read it carefully.
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