One intention of this page will be to look at retirement modelers and whether they’re worth their salt.  I also personally want to understand the question of annuities better (that is, I know how they function, but want to think more about how they fit into retirement planning when you don’t have a Defined Benefit plan from your employer.

There are retirement calculators all over the place!

Here’s one from AARP.

Here’s another from Vanguard.

Here’s a Longevity Illustrator from the Society of Actuaries.

Here’s “Squared Away” blogpost with three more options.

Recent articles on retirement planning:

Megan McArdle, on why you should favor retirement savings over college savings.

 

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