Retirement Top Stories

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

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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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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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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6 Top Cities for Single Retirees

By Ashley Neglia | Retirement

Are you one of the 30 million Americans over 50 who's single and ready to mingle? These spots offer large single populations, plus plenty of great activities.

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4 Reasons You're Missing Out on Social Security

By Christina Couch | Retirement

Everyone wants the biggest bang for their retirement buck—but these mistakes may be significantly sapping your social security check.

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Home Sweet Anywhere: How One Couple Retired—All Over the World

By Irene S. Levine | Retirement

Retirees Lynne and Tim Martin sold their home, liquidated their belongings, and hit the road. You can, too.

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How to Avoid Being Retired & Broke

By Daisy Chan | Retirement

No matter your age, there are steps you can take to boost your income, and maintain it in your later years.

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9 Cities That Will Make You Feel Old

By Ashley Neglia | Retirement

"Old" may be a state of mind, but there are certain things in this world that can make you feel older just by looking at them.

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10 Best Suburbs in America for People Over 50

By Sara Schwartz | Retirement

The living is easy and charming in these top-ranked towns across the country. Did yours make the list?

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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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