16 Things Retirees Wish They’d Done Differently

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Used Alternative Retirement Savings Accounts

Employer plans aren’t the only way to save for retirement. More than 7 percent of retirees wished they had explored alternative ways to save, such as an IRA or Roth IRAs. You have more control over the investments — and fees — that you pay in your IRAs.

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Spent Less

Another common response when retirees were asked what they would do differently was to spend less. More than 20 percent of retirees chose this answer.

Saving a few dollars here and there might not sound like much, but over time, learning how to save can really add up.

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