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Retirement planning

Retirement can be a time to explore new possibilities or to slow down and fully enjoy the life you spent your working years building—or it can be a bit of both. Regardless of your path, you want to ensure that this phase is as financially secure and satisfying as it can be—a process that ideally begins with your first job and continues even after retirement begins.

Here, you'll find expert guidance on all the elements that contribute to a good retirement: saving and investing; planning; maintaining your health; identifying activities and work to suit you; and, of course, being a savvy consumer.

Have a retirement question?


Do you have a question about saving, investing, or planning for or living in retirement? Would you like to share tips on making the most of this time in life? Send us an e-mail (askourmoneyexperts [at]

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