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The secret of retirement? Tips from a leading (retired) expert

If anyone is perfectly situated to study retirement, it's sociologist Robert Weiss. In addition to his stellar academic affiliations (Harvard Medical School; the Gerontology Institute at the University of Massachusetts, Boston), he is living the life. "My occupational status is retired," explains Weiss, 80. "My way of life is, I work as hard as I can." He talked to TIME's ANDREA SACHS about his new book, The Experience of Retirement (Cornell University), which sums up 15 years of research.

You use the expression orderly retirement. What do you mean by that?

Managing your retirement so it makes sense to everyone. Plan it:...

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