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Four Pillars of Retirement Happiness

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While many of us dream for decades of riding off into the sunset, research shows that many find the transition to retirement much more difficult than they anticipated. Drawing on hundreds of interviews, and thousands of pages of research, MLC Retirement Expert Phil Augustine believes a successful retirement boils down to four key things.

For those nearing, in, or even just thinking about retirement, Phil explains:

  • Why roughly half of us are forced into unplanned retirement
  • Why finances are just one factor that lead to a successful retirement
  • The factors that enhance each other to improve your transition, and
  • Where to go to start planning.


If you are pressed for time, consider listening at 1.5x or 2x the usual speed – this can actually improve your retention of information while saving time.