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? Name Email Address Question Thank you! Oops! Related Contents Rightsizing for Retirement What does your home really cost? Social Security: Maximizing Benefits There are other ways to maximize Social Security benefits, in addition to waiting to claim them. Retirement Plan Distributions There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.