Non-Financial Retirement & Longevity Planning Research
(Listed chronologically- the latest at the top)

Life in Retirement: Pre-Retiree Expectations and Retiree Realities
Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, September 2023.

“Unretiring”: Why Recent Retirees Want to Go Back to Work
T. Rowe Price, 2023.

The New Age of Aging: A Landmark AgeWave Study
AgeWave, August, 2023.

Retirement Perspectives and Attitudes Survey.
The Retirement Manifesto and Retire With Possibilities, May 2023.

The author of the Retirement Manifesto blog also wrote a summary of the full report. The two authors also share their thoughts on the responses.

The Great Retirement Disconnect
Retirement Coaches Association, 2023

Resilient Choices: Trade-Offs, Adjustments, and Course Corrections to
Thrive in Retirement

Edward Jones and Age Wave, 2023.

Disconnected: Reality vs. Perception in Retirement Planning
Stanford Center on Longevity, October 2022.

This robust body of work is organized as follows:

  • Disconnected: Perception vs. Reality in Retirement Planning is their primary report that synthesizes and summarizes the findings from our research. Read more
  • The Retirement Planning Disconnect: Deep Dive provides more details from the survey and includes qualitative insights on the strategies discussed in their primary report based on our interviews with experts and interviews with the pre-retirees and retirees. Read more
  • Leveraging Psychological Science to Motivate Retirement Planning is their literature review of research on decision-making with a focus on the transition to retirement. Read more
  • The Retirement Planning Disconnect summarizes the statistical results from the survey of 2,000 U.S. retirees and pre-retirees conducted by Greenwald & Associates. Read more

Financial Literacy, Longevity Literacy, and Retirement Readiness-The 2022 TIAA Institute-GFLEC Personal Finance Index
TIAA and The George Washington University Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center (GFLEC), 2022.

Retirement: The Now and the Then
Fidelity International (Australia), March 2022.

Longevity and the New Journey of Retirement
The third study from Edward Jones and Age Wave, 2022.

On the Cusp of Change: North American Wealth Management in 2030
McKinsey & Company, 2022.

More Frightening Than Death: Fear & Loathing In Retirement
A study by Zety, updated April 2022.

The Four Pillars of the New Retirement: What a Difference a Year Makes
An Edward Jones and Age Wave Study, June 2021. A follow-up study to their 2020 study The Four Pillars of the New Retirement.

Evolving Client-Adviser Conversations and The Future of Advice*
by Alexa Balmuth; Lauren Cerino; Julie Miller, PhD; Adam Felts; and Joseph F. Coughlin, PhD. Journal of Financial Planning, December 2021.

The Death of Retirement: New Thinking on the Next Chapter
A study by Savant Wealth Management and Absolute Engagement, September 2021.

Beyond Finances: Holistic Life Planning Trends Among Advisors
a study from Equitable and IN Research.

The Future of the Client-Advisor Relationships
a study by AIG Life & Retirement and MIT AgeLab.

The Four Pillars of the New Retirement
Edward Jones and Age Wave

The Changing Face of Retirement Planning– A Three-Part Series, Reid Stone, Q1 2020.
Part 1- What the Research Is Telling Us
Part 2- Taking Advantage of What the Research Is Telling Us
Part 3- Linking the Demographics With the Research

The Strategic Value of Helping Clients Plan Their Ideal Lifestyle In Retirement, Reid Stone, Q4 2019 (Download a FREE copy)

Location, Vocation, and Vacation: Finding the Retirement Place and Pace that Works*
Mitch Anthony, Lisa Kueng, and Gary DeMoss, Journal of Financial Planning, November, 2019.

The Missing Link Between Retirement Readiness, Longevity, Wealth
Management 3.0, and Transition Planning

Reid Stone,, November, 2019.

Time Allocations and Self-Reported Happiness of Retirees: An Exploratory Study*, Guo, Tao PhD, CFP; Cheng, Yuanshan, PhD, CFP;  Gibson, Philip, PhD, CFP; and Pantuosco, Louis J., PhD,Journal of Financial Planning , March, 2019.

Reimagining Retirement: Longevity and Its Opportunities
Retirement Management Journal, Robert Powell interview with Joseph Coughlin, Volume 7, Number 1, 2018.

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