Rethinking Retirement

Rethinking Retirement

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

May 8, 2020

Staying Calm in a Crisis

Keep a stock allocation that you can live with and still sleep well.

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

April 3, 2020

When I’m 64

As you near your 65th birthday, you’ll face a slew of important decisions—and a deluge of mail.

See More On: Medicare | Saving for Retirement

March 6, 2020

Expect Surprises in Retirement

Financially, your experiences have been mixed—and sometimes eye-opening.

See More On: Making Your Money Last | Family Finances | Financial Planning

December 23, 2019

Make Time for a Retirement Checkup

Retirees are inclined to invest more conservatively, so chances are you don’t have as much money in stocks as you should.

See More On: Investor Psychology | Stocks & Bonds

October 31, 2019

Hitting My Stride In Retirement

We’ve visited nine national parks since we retired, and next year we’re heading to Acadia in Maine.

See More On: Family Finances | Saving for Retirement

October 21, 2019

Secure Act Threatens 'Stretch' IRA Rules That Benefit Heirs

Some retirees are concerned about a provision that could require heirs to empty inherited retirement accounts within 10 years and pay a lot more in taxes.

See More On: Saving for Retirement | Annuities | Budgeting

October 3, 2019

The Benefits of Being FIRE-ish

You can adapt the Financial Independence, Retire Early movement to fit your lifestyle.

See More On: Saving for Retirement | 401(k)s | Healthy Living on a Budget

August 29, 2019

Retired and Single: Readers Weigh In

Retired life as a single person doesn't have to be lonesome. Finding hobbies that require you to socialize can make all the difference.

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

August 1, 2019

Claim Social Security at the Right Time

Retirees are forfeiting an average of $111,000 per household by filing for benefits early.

See More On: Social Security | Making Your Money Last

July 3, 2019

Should You Move or Stay Put in Retirement?

Before buying in a new place, rent for at least one year, or one season, to see if you like it.

See More On: Buying & Selling a Home | Saving for Retirement

May 9, 2019

Tips for Retirees Who Are Single

Some retirees work part time or take a class to maintain social connections.

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

March 7, 2019

Retire In Sync With Your Spouse

To avoid conflicts, each of you should visualize what a day in retirement might look like.

See More On: Saving for Retirement | Saving Money

January 3, 2019

How to Spend in Retirement and Still Sleep at Night

Retirees who have a financial plan feel more at ease about opening their wallets.

See More On: Saving Money | Saving for Retirement

October 31, 2018

Learning to Live Without a Paycheck

There’s a lot of evidence that retirees may be worrying too much about preserving their money.

See More On: Making Your Money Last | Family Finances

August 30, 2018

We Did It! Money Tips From Retirees

Readers offer their spin on our financial advice and recount personal experiences that will help future retirees.

See More On: Saving for Retirement | Financial Planning

July 6, 2018

Get In on a Stellar Second Act

Start your search for post-retirement activities six to 12 months before you leave your job.

See More On: Careers | Family Finances

May 9, 2018

When to Retire? Only You Know Best

As you would expect, finances are a major factor—but far from the only factor.

See More On: Saving for Retirement | Family Finances

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