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Retirement Guides and Checklists

2022 Important Numbers

There are lots of important numbers to keep in mind when planning for retirement. In some cases, those numbers are annual limits that change each year. Other times, the figures do not often change but are used frequently. Given the variety of sources that report relevant numbers, it can be difficult to quickly find the right reference when you need it. In response to this challenge, we’ve created the two-page “Important Numbers” resource.

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Should I Take My Pension as a Lump Sum?

Although increasingly rare, employer pensions can make up a considerable portion of some retirees' expected retirement benefits. Whether they are nearing retirement or are already receiving ongoing pension payments, some individuals may have the option to choose a lump sum distribution/buyout instead of a lifetime stream of payments. Several factors must be analyzed in order to determine what course is best for each retiree's unique circumstances.

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