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? January 18, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

About 47% of current retirees begin drawing Social Security before their full retirement age, but the benefits are generally higher the longer one waits.

3 min read  |  Social Security
4 Steps to Help Make Sure Your Retirement Plan Is On Track January 15, 2019 4:00 PM   |  

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

2 min read  |  Retirement Planning
Second Act: Opportunities Blooming in Retirement January 15, 2019 2:00 PM   |  

The transition from career to retirement doesn’t have to go straight from the office to the retirement community. Here’s how one woman’s retirement path took a detour through a field of flowers.

5 min read  |  Retirement Lifestyle
Max 401(k) Contributions: Consider Giving Your Retirement a Lift November 22, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Learn about the max 401(k) contribution so you can get the biggest bang for your retirement buck.

5 min read  |  IRA & 401k Plans
It’s That SIMPLE: Setting Up Simple IRAs for Small Businesses November 16, 2018 4:00 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
SEP IRA or Profit Sharing Plan? Five Small Business Considerations November 8, 2018 4:00 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 a profit sharing plan.

5 min read  |  Small Business
Rowing Your Own Boat: What Is a Solo 401(k) Plan? October 24, 2018 4:00 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
Small Business Retirement: Debunking Some Common SEP Myths September 12, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

False myths about simplified employee pensions may be keeping you from considering them. Here's why business owners should consider SEPs for employees.

8 min read  |  Small Business
Asset Location & Asset Dislocation: Cashing in Your Retirement August 27, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Asset dislocation—liquidating or selling the assets in your retirement accounts—involves tax planning and budgeting, among other things. Are you ready?

5 min read  |  Retirement Planning
If 52 Is My 62: Is Taking Early Retirement Right for Me? July 19, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Explore how to know when taking early retirement makes sense, and some of the things you should consider before retiring.

5 min read  |  Social Security
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