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Published: Apr 28, 2017 4 min read

Retirement is a time of life full of promise, when you can explore your own passions and follow your own rhythms. Yet planning for retirement is a lot like planning for a wedding, writes Money contributor Nancy K. Schlossberg, quoting sociologist Phyllis Moen. Both preparations tend to be focused on a single event -- you may not plan for the marriage that follows the wedding, or the years that follow your last day on the job. After 20 years of retirement, Schlossberg offers tips for readers on navigating uncharted territory. Following them can help you fulfill the promise of your retirement.

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