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What's your retirement personality?

Take this quiz to find out

It's completely understandable to think about retirement in purely practical terms. Will I have enough money? How will my I spend my time? But you can also think of retirement as a life stage. After all, responsibilities and commitments change. Relationships evolve.

But when the Golden Years arrive, maybe a better question to ask this: Who do I want to be?

This quiz asks "Would You Rather?"-style questions to help you explore your retirement type. For best results, try not to take the questions too literally. For example, if there's an answer about making clay mugs in a kiln, feel free to choose it because you imagine yourself to be creative, not because you’re necessarily interested in pottery.

So set aside account balances, tax implications and questions about how to downsize. This quiz is all about taking time to dream. Have fun!


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Learn more about your retirement personality

Now that you have a sense of where you want retirement to take you, take a look at the unique considerations that come along with your plans — and get some practical tips for how to talk to your family about them.

Getting to know your "retirement personality"

Your "retirement personality" comes with its own set of quirks and considerations. Here are some tips to help you think about what's next and communicate it to the ones you love.

Further reading on retirement

Before you retire, what does your family think?

Are you and your family on the same page when it comes to your plans for retirement? Learn how to navigate family dynamics and different expectations.

Key questions for planning your retirement

There are a lot of questions to ask yourself when retirement planning. These questions can help you kickstart your retirement planning process.

Getting over the fear of spending down in retirement

Longevity, health, Social Security and your portfolio call all play a factor in your retirement years. Learn more about how to address these concerns.

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