18 Years’ Worth of Days Want to be Smarter With Your Money? Join our mailing list and get news and info to support your financial goals. First Name Last Name Email Address Thank you! Oops! The average retirement lasts for 18 years, with many lasting even longer. Will you fill your post-retirement days with purpose? Share | Related Content Should You Ever Retire? A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all. Important Birthdays Over 50 Here's a look at several birthdays and “half-birthdays” that have implications regarding your retirement income. An Inside Look at Retirement Living A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.