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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Social Security Age Chart: When to Start Drawing Benefits? April 19, 2022 12:01 PM   |  

Leverage the Social Security retirement age chart if you are not yet full retirement age to know when you should start drawing benefits.

3 min read  |  Social Security
4 Steps to Help Make Sure Your Retirement Plan Is On Track April 15, 2022 10:41 AM   |  

Retirement planning can be a daunting task. These four steps can help break the process down into manageable steps.

2 min read  |  Retirement Planning
401(k) Tax "Deduction": What You Need to Know April 14, 2022 1:43 PM   |  

If you have a retirement account, you may be eligible for a 401(k) tax deduction. Learn about contribution limits, employer contributions, and tax-deferred contributions.

5 min read  |  IRA & 401k Plans
Avoid Costly Tax Mistakes: IRA & 401(k) Withdrawal Penalties April 5, 2022 11:02 AM   |  

Learn about contributions, early withdrawal penalties, and distributions to help you avoid paying taxes on your IRA and 401(k) retirement funds.

5 min read  |  Tax Strategy
Understanding 457(b) vs. 403(b) Retirement Plans February 22, 2022 11:47 AM   |  

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

5 min read  |  Retirement Planning
Over the Roth IRA Income Limit? Considering a "Backdoor" Roth IRA? November 22, 2021 10:00 AM   |  

Wish you could contribute to a Roth IRA, but you're above the income limit? Consider using a backdoor Roth IRA to make it happen.

5 min read  |  IRA & 401k Plans
SEP IRA vs. Profit-Sharing Plan: Five Small Business Considerations October 12, 2021 10:00 AM   |  

Want to provide a retirement plan for your employees? You have some great alternatives. Here’s how to choose between a SEP IRA and an employee profit-sharing plan.

5 min read  |  Small Business
Taking Social Security Early: Why (and When) It May Make Sense August 25, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

It seems like a no-brainer to delay taking Social Security, but it might work better to claim your benefits early. Here are five reasons it may make sense.

4 min read  |  Social Security
Could Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) Continue to Go Up with Rising Consumer Prices? August 18, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

The cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for those on Social Security might be the highest it’s been in more than two decades due to recent inflation. Here’s what you need to know.

3 min read  |  Social Security
Retirement Income Planning: How to Know if You’re On Track December 10, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Are you on track to have income that lasts throughout your retirement? Learn six steps to help answer this question and create a retirement income plan.

6 min read  |  Plan Distributions
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