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The Many Faces of Retirement: New Lives, Dashed Dreams, High Hopes

The rocking chair needs to be retired as a symbol of retirement, perhaps by a pair of running shoes.

As part of a special report on The Future of Retirement , spoke with a wide range of people both in and looking ahead to retirement. Their tales of modern retirement thinking run the spectrum, from a 33-year-old couple's crafting of aggressive plans to retire when they're 53 to a 65-year-old's disappointment at finding that even the best-laid retirement plans can go awry.