Retirement Top Stories

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

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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Here Are the Best Cities for Successful Aging

By Richard Eisenberg, Next Avenue | Retirement

You won't find many Sunbelt places on the Milken Institute's Top 10 lists

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Should You Retire Early?

By Daisy Chan | Retirement

5 financial musts to consider before you think about quitting your job for good.

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5 Fun Alternatives to Retiring at Home

By Sally Stich | Retirement

If leaving your job and just hanging out around the house don't sound interesting to you, consider these unique ways to retire.

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6 Best Places to Retire... In 10 Years

By Ashley Neglia | Retirement

Pondering your retirement options? These up-and-comers haven't made any Top 10 lists yet—but they are poised for big things, and are already a boon to retirees.

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5 Tips to Successfully Phase Into Retirement

By Daisy Chan | Retirement

You’re not ready to quit your job but you’d really like more leisure time. Guess what? You could have the best of both worlds.

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Semi-Retirement Jobs with Great Benefits

By Nancy Collamer, Next Avenue | Retirement

Part-time positions often come with valuable perks, from huge discounts on meals, products and classes to free travel and housing.

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Retiring On Social Security Alone

By Daisy Chan | Retirement

What’s it like to live on just social security? Barbara Woodruff of St. Louis shares her story, and it may surprise you.

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5 Financial Secrets of People Who Retire Young

By Christina Couch | Retirement

How to kiss your 9-to-5 goodbye, faster.

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What Retirement Really Looks Like

By Carol LaChapelle, Next Avenue | Retirement

Next Avenue asked 15 retirees if their retirement plans matched reality—and their answers were all over the board.

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