Imagine watching your spouse head out the door at the usual time on a weekday morning, but instead of grabbing a briefcase, he or she picks up golf clubs instead — and that’s your first clue that your spouse has retired!

Far fetched? Maybe. However, research shows husbands and wives often have different assumptions and expectations about retirement. In some cases, very different.

In this article, I’ll highlight some of those differences — not just for entertainment purposes, but to help you make sure you’re talking with your spouse to identify and sort out any important areas of disconnect. And I’ll suggest practical steps to help you plan for your future — together.

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