Investment Strategies for Retirement The slideshow presentation that you would like to view is too large for your current screen resolution. Click here to view to view the slideshow at full resolution. Launch Presentation » Share | Related Content 18 Years’ Worth of Days The average retirement lasts for 18 years, with many lasting even longer. Will you fill your post-retirement days with purpose? When Should You Take Social Security Monthly Social Security payments differ substantially depending on when you start receiving benefits. An Inside Look at Retirement Living A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.