18 Years Worth of Days The average retirement lasts for 18 years. Are you prepared to fill that many days? Share | Related Content How to Retire Early Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts. Is a Variable Annuity Right for Me? Pundits go on and on about how “terrible” or “wonderful” annuities are, but they never talk about whether annuities are right An Inside Look at Retirement Living A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.