Rethinking Retirement

Retirement Can Keep You Busy
Empty Nesters

Retirement Can Keep You Busy

Your lives are filled with jobs, creative ventures and intellectual enjoyment.
July 29, 2021
Staunton, Va.: The Perfect Place (for Me) to Retire
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Staunton, Va.: The Perfect Place (for Me) to Retire

Why not head farther south? Virginia is retiree-friendly, it doesn’t tax Social Security, and it has no estate or inheritance tax.
June 23, 2021
The Virtues of Volunteering
Empty Nesters

The Virtues of Volunteering

To find your niche, focus on activities that pique your interest, and don't overcommit.
April 29, 2021
Fulfilling Ways to Spend Retirement
Empty Nesters

Fulfilling Ways to Spend Retirement

Community service, religious pursuits and personal interests top the list.
February 19, 2021
Finding a Sense of Purpose in Retirement
Healthy Living on a Budget

Finding a Sense of Purpose in Retirement

Religion and mentorship are both fulfilling paths for retirees.
December 22, 2020

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Fulfilling Ways to Spend Your Time in Retirement
Healthy Living on a Budget

Fulfilling Ways to Spend Your Time in Retirement

Human creativity is unlimited: Just look at the activities retirees find to fill their days.
September 29, 2020
The Joys of Being Retired
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The Joys of Being Retired

More freedom, being able to give back, and time to deepen relationships are common themes in your e-mails.
July 30, 2020
Don’t Let COVID-19 Derail Your Retirement
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Don’t Let COVID-19 Derail Your Retirement

Yes, many of us have taken a big hit. Stick to your principles — and be flexible.
June 8, 2020
Staying Calm in a Crisis
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Staying Calm in a Crisis

Keep a stock allocation that you can live with and still sleep well.
May 8, 2020
When I’m 64
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When I’m 64

As you near your 65th birthday, you’ll face a slew of important decisions—and a deluge of mail.
April 3, 2020
Expect Surprises in Retirement
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Expect Surprises in Retirement

Financially, your experiences have been mixed—and sometimes eye-opening.
March 6, 2020
Make Time for a Retirement Checkup
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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.
December 23, 2019
Hitting My Stride In Retirement
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Hitting My Stride In Retirement

We’ve visited nine national parks since we retired, and next year we’re heading to Acadia in Maine.
October 31, 2019
Secure Act Threatens 'Stretch' IRA Rules That Benefit Heirs
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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 ta…
October 21, 2019
The Benefits of Being FIRE-ish
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The Benefits of Being FIRE-ish

You can adapt the Financial Independence, Retire Early movement to fit your lifestyle.
October 3, 2019
Retired and Single: Readers Weigh In
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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.
August 29, 2019
Claim Social Security at the Right Time
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Claim Social Security at the Right Time

Retirees are forfeiting an average of $111,000 per household by filing for benefits early.
August 1, 2019
Should You Move or Stay Put in Retirement?
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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.
July 3, 2019
Tips for Retirees Who Are Single
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Tips for Retirees Who Are Single

Some retirees work part time or take a class to maintain social connections.
May 9, 2019
Retire In Sync With Your Spouse
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Retire In Sync With Your Spouse

To avoid conflicts, each of you should visualize what a day in retirement might look like.
March 7, 2019
How to Spend in Retirement and Still Sleep at Night
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How to Spend in Retirement and Still Sleep at Night

Retirees who have a financial plan feel more at ease about opening their wallets.
January 3, 2019
Learning to Live Without a Paycheck
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Learning to Live Without a Paycheck

There’s a lot of evidence that retirees may be worrying too much about preserving their money.
October 31, 2018
We Did It! Money Tips From Retirees
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We Did It! Money Tips From Retirees

Readers offer their spin on our financial advice and recount personal experiences that will help future retirees.
August 30, 2018
Get In on a Stellar Second Act
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Get In on a Stellar Second Act

Start your search for post-retirement activities six to 12 months before you leave your job.
July 6, 2018
When to Retire? Only You Know Best
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When to Retire? Only You Know Best

As you would expect, finances are a major factor—but far from the only factor.
May 14, 2018