18 Years Worth of Days The average retirement lasts for 18 years. Are you prepared to fill that many days? Share | Related Content Perception vs. Reality There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees. Choosing a Retirement Plan that Fits Your Business To choose a plan, it’s important to ask yourself four key questions. Retirement Plan Distributions There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.