Next Avenue: Retirement and the age gap dilemma

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When my wife, Evelyne, and I got married 27 years ago, the absolute last thing on our minds was retirement.

Fast forward 27 years, with me now 66 and Evelyne turning 56 in a few months, and retirement is fast becoming one of the first things on our minds. But there’s one problem: Some form of retirement seems likely to suit me sooner — and her later. Welcome to our warped world of age-gap retirement.

We routinely wrestle with our 10-year age difference that shapes and reshapes our retirement visions. And we’ve got lots of company.

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