You earned it. Now go enjoy! But here’s something no one ever told you about retirement: It’s not the finish line. With the reality that millions more people are living well into their 80s, 90s or even longer, you need to maintain focus so that the gift of a long life is a blessing and not a burden.

There are decades of decisions yet to be made, including how to preserve (and prudently invest) your savings, how to spend them wisely and how to make the most out of the new world of retirement.

We understand there’s a lot of uncertainty around income in retirement. For instance, have you considered an encore career to continue generating retirement income? It can pay to educate yourself.

Social Insecurity with Russ Koesterich

Russ Koesterich outlines some of the stresses on our current system, but there are many other other ways to generate retirement income.

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