Rethinking Retirement

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
Making Your Money Last

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
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?
Making Your Money Last

Should You Spend More on Family in Retirement?

Your challenge: Maintain financial security without sacrificing life experiences.
October 4, 2016
How Couples Can Retire in Harmony
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How Couples Can Retire in Harmony

Strategies to get on the same page – or chart a new course.
August 4, 2016
Do You Still Need an Emergency Fund as You Get Older?
Financial Planning

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.
June 7, 2016
3 Ways Husbands Can Help Their Wives Build a More Secure Retirement
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3 Ways Husbands Can Help Their Wives Build a More Secure Retirement

How to help your spouse save more and maximize Social Security benefits.
May 2, 2016
The Surprising Costs of Downsizing Your Home
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The Surprising Costs of Downsizing Your Home

Fixing up a house to sell often means spending thousands of dollars in repairs and upgrades.
April 1, 2016
How Much You'll Pay for Health Care in Retirement
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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.
December 7, 2015
How to Land a Job in Retirement
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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.
November 2, 2015
What People Really Want to Know About Medicare
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What People Really Want to Know About Medicare

There's no shortage of angst and confusion about enrolling in Medicare. We've got answers.
October 6, 2015
The Benefits of Retirement Villages
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The Benefits of Retirement Villages

Neighborhood villages allow members to stay at home and have access to everything from pet walking and grocery runs to a list of vetted workers.
October 2, 2015
Retirees, Should You Rent or Buy Your Home?
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Retirees, Should You Rent or Buy Your Home?

If you decide you hate your new digs, you can move again without a hassle.
July 30, 2015
Plan for Retirement Like a Pro
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Plan for Retirement Like a Pro

Actuaries use present value to calculate the worth of future payouts. But people who wouldn't know a calculator from a remote control can use it, too.
May 29, 2015
Be Wary of "Senior" Experts
Financial Planning

Be Wary of "Senior" Experts

Impressive credentials following an adviser's name may represent not much more than attendance at a weekend seminar.
April 3, 2015
Turn Your Overseas Retirement Fantasy Into Reality
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Turn Your Overseas Retirement Fantasy Into Reality

Plenty of adventurous retirees set up housekeeping full-time or part-time in Europe, Latin America, Asia or other parts of the world.
March 31, 2015
Plan for a Long Life When Saving for Retirement
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Plan for a Long Life When Saving for Retirement

Online calculators can help you estimate your life expectancy and determine how much money you'll need to retire.
January 2, 2015