Retirement Top Stories

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

When Retirement Makes You Unhappy

By Deborah Quilter, Next Avenue | Retirement

They retired, but grew antsy — Three stories of "un-retirees"

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Are You Preventing Yourself from Having Your Dream Retirement?

By Matt Fellowes, Next Avenue | Retirement

This new study says some older Americans may be doing just that

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Why Your Social Security Statements Are Wrong...

By Brian Doherty, Grandparents.com Social Security expert | Retirement

...In a good way.

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Donald Trump: What Older Voters Expect From You

By Richard Eisenberg, Next Avenue | Retirement

Now it's time to get serious about these three key issues

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Your Pre-Retirement Checklist

By The Dollar Stretcher | Retirement

Everything you need to do to be ready for retirement.

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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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Compatibility Horoscope

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