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Having the Retirement Talk with Your Spouse

Imagining retirement, like dreaming of vacation or if you win the lottery, can be fun. But what if you and your spouse are picturing very different things? Getting on the same page with your significant other early on can help you to plan a successful retirement. Talk About Goals  You and your husband/wife/partner don't have to agree on everything about what you expect in retirement but you do need to figure out how to weave the two dreams together. Whether you want to downsize, travel more, indulge in expensive hobbies or something else, write down your retirement vision. Then compare it with your spouse's vision. Now think about what you would need to make those dreams a reality. Questions you want to try to answer include when you want to retire, what you see yourself doing in retirement and how much money you will need for a comfortable retirement . It may require some compromise to create a shared retirement dream. Discuss Savings StylesNow that you know what you are aiming for, y...

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