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Mark Miller: Remaking Retirement

When Couples Retire Together--or Don't

There's a growing 'couples disconnect' when it comes to retirement, says contributor Mark Miller. And that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Married couples really need to step up their game when it comes to discussing their retirement plans.

A recent survey by Fidelity Investments found that 43% of married couples disagreed about the age when they will retire, and 54% don't know how much they will need to save for retirement (including 46% of people who already are retired or getting close).