Rethinking Retirement

Kiplinger's retirement experts help you navigate major issues affecting how to plan for retirement.

From Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, September 2016

How Couples Can Retire in Harmony

Strategies to get on the same page – or chart a new course.

See More On: Saving for Retirement | Leisure Spending

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, July 2016

Do You Still Need an Emergency Fund as You Get Older?

Most people approaching retirement have a number of resources to tap if they need money.

See More On: Financial Planning | Budgeting

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, June 2016

3 Ways Husbands Can Help Their Wives Build a More Secure Retirement

How to help your spouse save more and maximize Social Security benefits.

See More On: Saving for Retirement | IRAs

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, May 2016

The Surprising Costs of Downsizing Your Home

Fixing up a house to sell often means spending thousands of dollars in repairs and upgrades.

See More On: Buying & Selling a Home | Best Cities, States & Places | Financial Planning

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, January 2016

How Much You'll Pay for Health Care in Retirement

Mom's costs for medical care are manageable so far and, surprisingly, they haven't gone up much over the years.

See More On: Health Care & Insurance | Healthy Living on a Budget | Making Your Money Last

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, December 2015

How to Land a Job in Retirement

Whether you want to work for yourself or for someone else, take these steps to make it happen.

See More On: Careers | Financial Planning | Making Your Money Last

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, November 2015

What People Really Want to Know About Medicare

There's no shortage of angst and confusion about enrolling in Medicare. We've got answers.

See More On: Medicare | Health Care & Insurance

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, November 2015

The Benefits of Retirement Villages

Neighborhood villages allow members to stay at home and have access to everything from pet walking and grocery runs to a list of vetted workers.

See More On: Buying & Selling a Home | Best Cities, States & Places | Making Your Money Last

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, September 2015

Retirees, Should You Rent or Buy Your Home?

If you decide you hate your new digs, you can move again without a hassle.

See More On: Saving for Retirement | Family Finances

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, July 2015

Plan for Retirement Like a Pro

Actuaries use present value to calculate the worth of future payouts. But people who wouldn't know a calculator from a remote control can use it, too.

See More On: Saving for Retirement | Family Finances | Financial Planning

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, May 2015

Be Wary of "Senior" Experts

Impressive credentials following an adviser's name may represent not much more than attendance at a weekend seminar.

See More On: Financial Planning | Estate Planning | Family Finances

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, April 2015

Turn Your Overseas Retirement Fantasy Into Reality

Plenty of adventurous retirees set up housekeeping full-time or part-time in Europe, Latin America, Asia or other parts of the world.

See More On: Saving for Retirement | Making Your Money Last | Travel

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, February 2015

Plan for a Long Life When Saving for Retirement

Online calculators can help you estimate your life expectancy and determine how much money you'll need to retire.

See More On: Saving for Retirement | Making Your Money Last

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, November 2014

Beware Financial Sales Pitches That Come With a Free Meal

The presenter mentioned that he sells annuities. He encouraged us to make an appointment for a free one-on-one consultation.

See More On: Annuities | Making Your Money Last | Saving for Retirement

August 27, 2014

The Key to Living Happily Ever After in Retirement

Couples need to discuss their expectations for retirement—and figure out a compromise when those goals do not align.

See More On: Making Your Money Last

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, August 2014

How Much You Really Need to Retire

Spending on food drops in retirement, not because retirees are eating less but because they have more time to shop and compare prices.

See More On: Saving for Retirement | Family Finances

June 13, 2014

A Reality Check on Health Care Costs for Early Retirees

The average couple who retires at age 62 will spend $17,000 out-of-pocket on health care each year until they enroll in Medicare. Can you afford to make the leap?

See More On: Health Care & Insurance | Budgeting | Medicare

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