drawing of head with money in place of brain Personality traits do influence retirees'wealth outside of their retirement plans, a study found. (Photo:Shutterstock)

It's more than just how much money they've managed to accumulateover the years till retirement; how people handle retirement money depends to a great extent ontheir personalities.

So says a study from NBER Retirement Research Center,which looked at how personality affects what a person does with herretirement funds (wealth decumulation).

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.