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Rethinking Retirement

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
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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

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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
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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
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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
Get Help With Medicare Coverage
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Get Help With Medicare Coverage

Many of you wanted to know what kind of coverage I chose. That’s still a work in progress.
March 8, 2018
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How to Know It's Time to Retire
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How to Know It's Time to Retire

The decision to retire is a personal one that's as much psychological as financial.
January 9, 2018
Health Coverage Is No Slam Dunk
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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.
November 2, 2017
Moving to Be Near the Grandkids
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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.
March 24, 2017
Avoid Social Security Screwups
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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.
December 30, 2016
Retirees, It's Okay to Spend
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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 n…
October 12, 2016
Should You Spend More on Family in Retirement?
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Should You Spend More on Family in Retirement?

Your challenge: Maintain financial security without sacrificing life experiences.
October 4, 2016