Ages & Stages - Retirement Reinvented

Everyone has her own view of what retirement will look like. Have you started visualizing and planning for what’s next?
"Golden Girls" Type Arrangements Take Off in Real Life
“Golden Girls” Type Arrangements Take Off in Real Life
Similar to the premise of the popular 1980s television show, The Golden Girls, hundreds of thousands of older women are embarking on a new retirement strategy: home sharing. Home sharing enables women to save money, find companionship, feel secure and enjoy a sense of community.
 
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What Retirement Really Means Today
What Retirement Really Means Today
Retirement doesn’t mean what it used to. For one thing, retirement lasts longer these days. But more important, how much money you’ll have and how you’ll spend your time are mostly up to you.
 
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Finding Part-Time Work in Retirement
Finding Part-Time Work in Retirement
The idea of continuing to work — at least part-time — is growing more popular with retirees. As that notion catches on, new opportunities are becoming available for those seeking a post-career “bridge” job — if you know where to look.
 
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Investing During Retirement
Investing During Retirement
Many people spend a lot of time and effort investing their money for retirement. But it’s also important to figure out how best to invest your money in retirement. After all, you’ll want that money to last awhile. Consider these four rules to help make sure your money lasts throughout retirement.
 
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Finding the Best Retirement Place for You
Finding the Best Retirement Place for You
When coming up with possible places to retire, look for areas that will keep you enthralled for decades. Spend some time researching “Best Places to Retire” lists to widen your choices, then fill out our checklist to help you determine what matters most to you in a retirement location.
 
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Getting the Social Security Benefits You Deserve
Getting the Social Security Benefits You Deserve
The size of your Social Security benefit will depend on many factors, including your work history and when you’ll start receiving the monthly checks. Generally, it’s wise to begin collecting Social Security as early as possible, which is typically age 62. Some clever strategies can help you boost the size of your monthly benefits.
 
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How Much Retirement Money Is Enough?
How Much Retirement Money Is Enough?
To estimate how much money you’ll need to retire, first get a rough idea with an online calculator, using realistic assumptions. Then, work with a financial advisor to refine the numbers and come up with a savings goal. Next, decide roughly how much of your retirement savings you’ll withdraw each year.
 
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How to Help Make Your Money Last Your Lifetime
How to Help Make Your Money Last Your Lifetime
One key trend in the new retirement is that you may need your savings to last for decades once you stop working full-time. One way to do this is buying annuities — investments that pay out income each month for as long as you live. By meeting with a financial advisor, you can see whether they’re right for you.