Retirement Top Stories

Expert advice and tips for meeting your retirement goals and making retirement happy and easy.

Retiring Soon? Here Are the 5 Things You Should Do First

By Kristen Sturt | Retirement

Confused about retiring? Don't panic. We asked 15 Certified Financial Planners about what to do before anything else.

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Earn an Extra $20,000 or More in Social Security Benefits

By Brian Doherty | Retirement

It all depends on your age, and when you start taking benefits

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The #1 Thing Couples Should Know About Social Security

By Brian Doherty, Social Security expert | Retirement

Before you start claiming your benefits, think about how this decision will affect each one of you.

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Why Your Social Security Statements Are Wrong

By Brian Doherty, Social Security expert | Retirement

Guess what? Your benefits checks may be higher than you think.

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4 Traits of the Happiest Retirees

By Bill Ellermeyer, Next Avenue | Retirement

What this career coach has observed about them

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Dreamy Senior Living: Retirement Options You Never Imagined

By Melanie Haiken, Caring.com senior editor | Retirement

Retirement options you never imagined

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The Hottest Jobs and How to Get One in Retirement

By Nancy Collamer, Next Avenue | Retirement

They range from pet care to tutoring to translating

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5 Tips for Financial Stability if You're 50+

By Ellen Breslau | Retirement

Worried you haven’t saved enough for retirement? Take action with these easy steps to help your finances right now.

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3 Things to Consider Before You Claim
Social Security Benefits

By Brian Doherty, Social Security expert | Retirement

These facts can help you decide whether you should start collecting your benefits early or later.

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How to Find Your Purpose During Retirement

By Kristen Sturt | Retirement

Retiring with a reason for being won't just make each day brighter; it will keep you healthy, too.

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Compatibility Horoscope

How well do you get along with your grandchild and other family members? Want to know if your personalities mesh?

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