18 Years Worth of Days Want to be Smarter With Your Money? Join our mailing list and get news and info to support your financial goals. First Name Last Name Email Address Thank you! Oops! The average retirement lasts for 18 years. Are you prepared to fill that many days? Share | Have A Question About This Topic? Address Thank you! Oops! Related Contents Tuning Your Social Security Benefit When should you take your Social Security benefit? Inflation - Back to the Future Even low inflation rates over an extended period of time can impact your finances in retirement. Investment Strategies for Retirement Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.