Getting ready to retire
Now that you're approaching retirement, it's time to make sure you're ready for it. No matter what your vision is, having a plan for retirement can increase your confidence and peace of mind about the future.
Know how much you may need—and how much you may have. Your retirement income should come from a variety of sources.
To help get you started, we've developed an easy-to-follow planning checklist for navigating important retirement decisions.
Learn about ways to maximize your benefits and what the best time may be for you to claim Social Security.
Review your options for insurance coverage, learn about Medicare, and find out more about the costs you may need to budget for in your retirement planning.
Additional resources to help get you on the right track
Retirement calculators and tools
Our calculators & tools will help you take the guesswork out of saving for retirement and assist in building an income strategy to meet your needs.
Retirement Income Calculator
Use this quick and easy calculator to see how different approaches could impact your cash flow in retirement, with next steps to consider.
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