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In the aftermath of the pandemic, retirees and pre-retirees are more resilient and are approaching retirement with both optimism and enthusiasm, according to a new research report.

The report, “Resilient Choices: Trade-Offs, Adjustments and Course Corrections to Thrive in Retirement,” found that 59% of Americans who plan to retire believe they can afford a comfortable, secure retirement that lasts more than 10 years. In addition, 67% of retirees and 62% of pre-retirees (those aged 50 or over with plans to retire within the next 10 years) say they feel confident in their abilities to handle the unexpected. The vast majority of retirees (93%) said that preparation, flexibility and a willingness to adapt are the keys to success in retirement, according to the study. The study was conducted by Age Wave in partnership with Edward Jones.

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