Retirement & Longevity Planning

Older adults eating ice cream brainstorming whiteboard

As people are living longer, retirement planning as we know it is being replaced by longevity planning, a concept that requires holistic thinking from the individual, family and societal perspectives. Retirement once meant leaving the workforce to pursue leisure activities, but today's aging population is reinventing life after 65.

Financial planning is critical to enabling individuals to address traditional long-term planning questions. However, ensuring quality of life in longevity is equally important. How will you stay involved in your community or grab coffee with a friend? Do you want to volunteer or work part-time? Are there opportunities for lifelong learning?

AgeLab works with financial services companies, banks, and insurers to explore how people think about longevity issues throughout the lifespan and take action to plan for life tomorrow. Furthermore, we examine the role of engagement, advice, and trust across generations in ensuring financial preparedness.

Blog

Browse All

Projects

Browse All

AgeLab's research about retirement and longevity planning spans a variety of topics. Learn about some of our projects here.

Prompting Savings Behavior through Social Comparison

Student Loan Debt & Longevity Planning

Woman talking to an older gentleman at a table

Preparing for Longevity Advisory Network (PLAN)

Methods

Browse All

AgeLab researchers use a range of methods to understand people's attitudes and experiences.

Researchers converse by a whiteboard

Innovation Studio

Participate in AgeLab Research

Various objects - a coffee mug, a jigsaw puzzle, legos, and stressballs - all branded with MIT AgeLab branding.

Resources

The MIT AgeLab collaborates with its sponsors to conduct research to develop original insights, data and platforms for innovation.

Library shelves containing dozens of published journals.

Publications

AgeLab research papers on a range of associated themes.

People

Meet everyone
Photo of Joseph F. Coughlin

Joseph F. Coughlin

Photo of Julie Miller

Julie Miller

Photo of Adam Felts

Adam Felts

Photo of Alexa Balmuth

Alexa Balmuth

Photo of Lauren Cerino

Lauren Cerino