Rethinking Retirement

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

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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

March 8, 2018

Get Help With Medicare Coverage

Many of you wanted to know what kind of coverage I chose. That’s still a work in progress.

See More On: Medicare | Health Care & Insurance

December 28, 2017

How to Know It's Time to Retire

The decision to retire is a personal one that's as much psychological as financial.

See More On: Saving for Retirement | Saving Money

November 1, 2017

Health Coverage Is No Slam Dunk

I hadn’t reckoned on some curveballs along the way — especially when it came to signing up for Medicare Part B and Medigap.

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March 24, 2017

Moving to Be Near the Grandkids

Pulling up roots to be near the children and grandchildren is a huge decision. Don’t let a brilliant idea dazzle you into getting it wrong.

See More On: Family Finances | Financial Planning

December 30, 2016

Avoid Social Security Screwups

Most people don’t know even the basic rules of Social Security. That can lead to filer’s remorse—and thousands of forgone dollars.

See More On: Social Security | Saving for Retirement

October 12, 2016

Retirees, It's Okay to Spend

Most retirees of moderate means, as well as those who are affluent, don't even spend all of their income, much less draw down the principal in their nest egg.

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October 4, 2016

Should You Spend More on Family in Retirement?

Your challenge: Maintain financial security without sacrificing life experiences.

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August 4, 2016

How Couples Can Retire in Harmony

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

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June 7, 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

May 2, 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

April 1, 2016

The Surprising Costs of Downsizing Your Home

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

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December 7, 2015

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

November 2, 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.

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