11 Smart Moves to Make Your Money Last in Retirement

Financial advisers will tell you that the most telling — and risky — years of your retirement are the five before you leave the 9-to-5 world, and the five after you have forsaken a steady paycheck and learn to live on Social Security, perhaps a pension, and a lifetime of wealth accumulation through a retirement plan.

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Financial advisers will tell you that the most telling — and risky — years of your retirement are the five before you leave the 9-to-5 world, and the five after you have forsaken a steady paycheck and learn to live on Social Security, perhaps a pension, and a lifetime of wealth accumulation through a retirement plan. Indeed, making your money last as long as you and your spouse do consistently shows up as the biggest worry among folks approaching or in retirement.

To help you with these vexing questions, we asked credentialed financial advisers and attorneys, whose columns appear on our Wealth Creation Channel (opens in new tab), to share with you the advice they give to their clients. Here are 11 insights from the pros. We hope they help you make your money last a lifetime.

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