Follow these general age milestones to stay on track with your retirement planning.
Eligible for catch-up; additional $6,500 for 401(k) and 457(b) contributions or $1,000 for IRA
If eligible, may take assets from an employer's qualified plan (401(a), 401(k) , 403(b)) without 10% early withdrawal tax (the 10% early withdrawal tax does not apply to governmental 457(b) plans), though regular income taxes apply
Earliest age to start taking Social Security (with a reduced payout)
Depending on date of birth and full retirement age, you might be eligible for full Social Security benefits as well as Medicare benefits
If you can delay taking your benefits until age 70, your benefit amount will increase to the highest allowable amount
When you start taking mandatory withdrawals, called required minimum distributions, from a 457(b), 401(k), 401(a), 403(b) or an individual retirement account (IRA).