6300 North Revere Drive
Suite 265
Kansas City, MO 64151

LinkedIn

Carlose Estes

(816) 844-3945

 

Retirement

Where will your retirement money come from? If you’re like most people, qualified-retirement plans, Social Security, and personal savings and investments are expected to play a role. Once you have estimated the amount of money you may need for retirement, a sound approach involves taking a close look at your potential retirement-income sources.

 
 
 
Social Security: By the Numbers

Social Security: By the Numbers

Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.

Inflation - Back to the Future

Inflation - Back to the Future

Even low inflation rates over an extended period of time can impact your finances in retirement.

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.

 

Traditional vs. Roth IRA

One or the other? Perhaps both traditional and Roth IRAs can play a part in your retirement plans.

Eight Mistakes That Can Upend Your Retirement

There are common mistakes you can avoid when saving for retirement.

Volunteering in Retirement

For many, retirement includes contributing their time and talents to an organization in need.

When Should You Take Social Security

Monthly Social Security payments differ substantially depending on when you start receiving benefits.

Women and Financial Strategies

Most women don’t shy away from the day-to-day financial decisions, but some may be leaving their future to chance.

Retirement Traps to Avoid

Beware of these traps that could upend your retirement.

View all articles arrow

Annuity Comparison

This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.

My Retirement Savings

Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.

Saving for Retirement

This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.

Potential Income from an IRA

Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

View all calculators arrow

Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

View all presentations arrow

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.

A Fruitful Retirement: Social Security Benefit

Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?

How to Retire Early

Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.

18 Years Worth of Days

The average retirement lasts for 18 years. Are you prepared to fill that many days?

Should You Ever Retire?

A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.

View all videos arrow