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Retirement Center

Planning for retirement involves two equally important stages: saving money before you retire and developing a strategy to live on the money you have saved.

Planning for Retirement   |   Living in Retirement

Planning for Retirement

The 30+ Year Retirement

With individuals living longer, some retirees could spend 30—or even more—years in retirement. These 10 steps could help investors prepare for it.

4 Reasons You May Want to Convert to a Roth IRA

As you take a look at your retirement goals, you may want to consider converting to a Roth IRA from a Traditional IRA.

5 Retirement Mistakes to Avoid

Some of the most common retirement mistakes are well within your control. Here are five important ones to avoid.

Compounding and the Potential Benefits of Starting Early

Start early in saving for retirement to take advantage of the potential for compounding. A little saved now can add up.

Understanding Retirement Risk Factors

Your planning should include retirement risks such as market volatility, required minimum distributions, health care costs, withdrawal strategy, inflation, and how long you’re likely to live.


Learn how this new legislation may affect your retirement savings plan.

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

Congress passed the CARES Act, which provides economic support to workers and businesses.

7 Retirement Steps for Turbulent Uncertain Times—and Beyond

Consider these seven steps to help keep you on track toward your goals regardless of market conditions.

Living in Retirement

Social Security

When and how you take Social Security benefits can significantly affect what you receive over time. Learn questions to ask before you claim your benefits.

Retirement Income Planning

How will you replace your paycheck once you’ve retired? Consider these steps to create your retirement income plan.

Retirement Income FAQs

Learn how living in retirement differs from planning for retirement.

Guaranteed Lifetime Income with Annuities*

A guaranteed stream of lifetime income from an annuity can be an important part of your overall retirement plan.

Planning for retirement goes well beyond thinking how you’ll spend your time. It’s important to know if you will be active or take it easy. This will impact how much you need to save – and how you can spend it.

You need to think now about how you will pay for your lifestyle in retirement. Work with your family and financial team. Address everything from the risks you face like medical bills and inflation, to smart planning moves such as reviewing your portfolio and setting an appropriate asset allocation.

*Guarantees are based on the claims-paying ability of the issuing insurance company. Guarantees apply to minimum income from an annuity; they do not guarantee an investment return or the safety of the underlying investment choices.

*Insurance products are offered through non-bank insurance agency affiliates of Wells Fargo & Company and are underwritten by unaffiliated insurance companies. Not available in all states.