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Here’s a Barron’s Retirement List of 10 Retirement Listicles


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Barron’s Retirement is on summer vacation, but we can’t stop thinking about retirement saving and planning. Each week we try to deliver topical, useful, and practical news and advice to inform your thinking or provide guidance on how to execute a strategy. We’re not alone. There are scores of publications and services that aim to provide retirement savers and retirees with advice. 

Here is a list of some of the best retirement lists from fellow publications:

25 Things to Do When You Retire

  • This list is simple, but it offers a host of ideas, and sound advice, for your post-work life. We like the suggestion to “start a blog” about your retirement experience, hobby, or past career. (U.S. News & World Report)

16 Things You Could Do on the First Day of Your Retirement

  • In the same vein as the previous entry, this list has some straightforward advice for things to do on the first day of your retirement. We like No. 14—give up the grudge. (Lifehack.org)

10 Things You’ll Spend More on in Retirement

and 10 Things You’ll Spend Less on in Retirement

  • Both these lists unpack the things that will cost you more, or less, in retirement. Travel and healthcare likely will cost more, while groceries and clothing will likely cost less. (Kiplinger) 

10 Best Places to Retire in America

  • There is no shortage of advice on where to live in retirement and what makes for a good retirement landing spot. This one ranks Bridgewater, N.J., in the No. 8 slot. (Money)


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10 Best Books to Help You Retire Richer

  • The list is a couple of years old, but a good personal-finance book is timeless. The last entry, aimed at people drawing Social Security or about to start, recommends the book “Get What’s Yours: The Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security.” (Money)

10 myths about early retirement

  • This listicle is aimed at encouraging the FIRE crowd to contextualize some of their biggest fears. One of debunked myths: Rather than not being able to socialize without a workplace, early retirees should have more free time to visit family and friends. (Yahoo Finance)

8 Pieces of Advice to Help You Retire When You Want

  • This list gleans lessons from real people who’ve retired. No. 5—Prioritize your spending on experiences rather than things. “I would tell people just to be frugal. Things don’t bring you happiness, experiences do,” said one retiree. (Business Insider)

7 Retirement Mistakes to Avoid

  • If only. (Nerdwallet)

3 Tips for Navigating Estate Planning With Loved Ones

  • This list is as much about managing the emotional aspects of estate planning as it is about the practical details. Top tip: Emphasize the peace of mind a sound estate plan brings. (MarketWatch)

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