RE: Retirement How does your ideal retirement differ from reality, and what can we do to better align the two? Share | Have A Question About This Topic? Name Email Address Question Thank you! Oops! Related Content 18 Years’ Worth of Days The average retirement lasts for 18 years, with many lasting even longer. Will you fill your post-retirement days with purpose? Retirement Questions That Have Nothing to Do With Money Things to consider before retirement. An Inside Look at Retirement Living A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.