Planning for Retirement as a Single Person

If you’re unmarried and childless, you need special strategies for retirement saving, health care and estate planning—and a support network you can call on.

Robin Zenger has saved diligently and lived within her means for her entire life. When she was in her forties, she began taking a serious look at her finances to set herself up for a secure retirement. That’s a smart strategy for anyone, but it’s particularly important for people like Zenger, who is single and has no children.

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Kaitlin Pitsker
Associate Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Pitsker joined Kiplinger in the summer of 2012. Previously, she interned at the Post-Standard newspaper in Syracuse, N.Y., and with Chronogram magazine in Kingston, N.Y. She holds a BS in magazine journalism from Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.