RE: Retirement How does your ideal retirement differ from reality, and what can we do to better align the two? Related Content 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. Why Regular Rebalancing Makes Sense Without your knowing, your investment portfolio could be off-kilter. Risk Perspective Is it possible to avoid loss? Not entirely, but you can attempt to manage risk.