RE: Retirement How does your ideal retirement differ from reality, and what can we do to better align the two? Related Content The ABCs of Zero Coupon Bonds Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio. What Is My Life Expectancy? Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children. The Other Sure Thing Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime. Are you prepared?