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The real retirement struggle: defining yourself as more than the sum of a long career

FIGURING OUT THE MONEY IS ONLY PART OF retirement planning. Longer lives are bringing the emotional aspects into focus as well, as new retirees with two decades of free time in front of them forge new identities that will shape their general well-being after their traditional careers end.

No matter what you did in your working life, an extended period of time postcareer redefines you. Among those ages 75 and older, only 9% say their

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