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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Over the Roth IRA Income Limit? Considering a "Backdoor" Roth IRA? December 28, 2022 11:18 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
It’s That Simple: Setting Up SIMPLE IRAs for Small Businesses December 19, 2022 10:42 AM   |  

The SIMPLE IRA can be an inexpensive retirement savings tool that employers may choose for their workers and themselves as well.

3 min read  |  Small Business
Starting a Business? What to Know About Solo 401(k) Plans December 7, 2022 10:53 AM   |  

Being your own boss doesn’t preclude you from starting a 401(k) plan. This article outlines the pros and cons of a solo 401(k).

3 min read  |  Small Business
Start Retirement Planning While Time Is on Your Side November 17, 2022 5:01 PM   |  

Some pros say your early investing years are among the most critical, including whether you set up a 401(k). Learn how to work toward your financial goals.

5 min read  |  Retirement Planning
How Inflation Drives Social Security Cost-of-Living (COLA) Movements—and Ways to Plan October 27, 2022 11:45 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
How Does a 401(k) Work? 8 Frequently Asked 401(k) Questions October 20, 2022 12:27 PM   |  

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
SEP-IRA vs. Profit-Sharing Plan: Five Small Business Considerations September 27, 2022 10:42 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
Retirement Portfolio Assets: Allocation by Age September 13, 2022 11:33 AM   |  

As you progress through your retirement investing journey, consider altering your asset allocation by age as your time horizon, investment goals, and risk tolerance change.

4 min read  |  Portfolio Management
Investor's Manual: What Is a 401(k) Plan? September 6, 2022 2:12 PM   |  

Understanding the basics of 401(k)s. This is an introduction to 401(k)s defining what is a 401(k).

2 min read  |  IRA & 401k Plans
Freelancer? Working in the Gig Economy? Four Retirement Plans to Consider September 1, 2022 10:42 AM   |  

As a freelancer, being fully committed to your business doesn’t mean you should ignore saving for retirement. Learn about self-employed retirement plans.

4 min read  |  Small Business
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