Christine Russell
Senior Manager, Retirement & Annuities, TD Ameritrade

About Christine Russell

Christine is a Senior Manager of Retirement and Annuities for TD Ameritrade. She is responsible for the development and management of retirement products, tools, and services at TD Ameritrade, with a particular focus on retirement income planning.

Before joining TD Ameritrade, Christine founded and managed a retirement consulting firm where she developed marketing and business-building programs for IRA and 401(k) plan products. She has more than two decades of experience in the financial services industry, including running a full-service 401(k) business at Wilmington Trust, overseeing a large market 401(k) team at Vanguard, and launching the New Beginnings Retirement Income initiative at Bank of New York Mellon/Dreyfus Investments.

Russell earned her BA in policy and management at Dickinson College. She holds several retirement designations, including the AIF through the Center for Fiduciary Studies, and the RMA through the Retirement Income Industry Association. She is Series 7 licensed.

 

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Understanding 457(b) vs. 403(b) Retirement Plans February 5, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

If you work for a public service organization or government, you might be eligible for a special kind of retirement plan. Here’s what you need to know about the 457(b) versus 403(b) retirement savings account.

5 min read  |  Retirement Planning
Retirement Changes Coming, Courtesy of the SECURE Act: 5 Things You Should Know December 27, 2019 9:59 AM   |  

The SECURE Act is included in the appropriations bill just passed by Congress. Here’s what you need to know about the changes coming to retirement.

5 min read  |  Retirement Planning
What You Need to Know About the 401(k) Tax "Deduction" December 24, 2019 8:34 AM   |  

If you have a retirement account, you might be eligible for a 401(k) tax deduction. Here's what you should know about contribution limits, employer contributions, and tax-deferred contributions.

5 min read  |  IRA & 401k Plans
How Does a 401(k) Work? 8 Frequently Asked 401(k) Questions September 19, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

Have 401(k) questions? We’ve got answers to the most frequently asked 401(k) questions to demystify the most common type of retirement plan. Explore contributions, taxes, withdrawals, and penalties for your 401(k) plan.

5 min read  |  IRA & 401k Plans
Retirement Concern: How to Alleviate Four Common Fears for Retirees June 25, 2019 10:38 AM   |  

Preparing for retirement can feel like a daunting task. However, there are some things you can do to reduce common fears.

8 min read  |  Retirement Planning
Boomer U: Lifelong Learning for Seniors Heading Back to the Classroom May 6, 2019 1:18 PM   |  

Seniors are returning to the classroom to continue their education and skills for a more fulfilling and meaningful retirement.

5 min read  |  Retirement Lifestyle
Freelance Economy: How to Prepare for Financial Uncertainty April 17, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Freelance work can offer advantages like flexibility, but it also comes with more financial risk and uncertainty. Consider tax-advantaged retirement accounts to help combat some of the financial negatives of freelancing.

5 min read  |  Household Finances
What Baby Boomers Can Do When Volatility Hits Near Retirement April 15, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Baby boomers will soon start to enter retirement, and with life expectancy extending, there will be many volatile factors to consider for your own retirement.

5 min read  |  Retirement Planning
Planning Ahead: How Will Your Estate and Heirs Be Taxed? April 9, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

A will, a living trust, and the power of attorney are all factors to consider in developing an estate plan that can minimize taxes.

5 min read  |  Estate Planning
Avoid Costly Mistakes: IRA & 401(k) Withdrawal Tax Penalties April 5, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Learn about contributions, withdrawals, and distributions to help you avoid paying tax penalties on your retirement accounts.

5 min read  |  Tax Strategy
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