Lessons learned: 8 things retirees would do differently to prepare for retirement

What does it take to get the retirement you envision? We asked today's pre- and post-retirement investors1 for their words of wisdom.

#1: Get started as soon as you can.

"I would tell my younger self to start saving sooner, since the extra few years really make a difference in the long run."
– Connie L., New York
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1 C Space panel of mass affluent investors, research conducted in April and May 2015.

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