An Inside Look at Retirement Living The slideshow presentation that you would like to view is too large for your current screen resolution. Click here to view to view the slideshow at full resolution. Launch Presentation » Share | Related Content 18 Years Worth of Days The average retirement lasts for 18 years. Are you prepared to fill that many days? The Value of Planning as Retirement Approaches Don’t wait until you’ve reached the point where you feel pressured to make major retirement decisions. Retirement Plan Distributions There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.