It seems everyone wants to boil retirement planning down to "the number," as in: "How much money do I need to achieve long-term financial security once I stop working?" The number has been the Holy Grail of retirement planning.

But 2011 research from the MIT AgeLab finds that baby boomers want more. They want to know what life may have in store for them in retirement and how they may be able to prepare financially for those eventualities. Women, in particular, want solutions to specific life issues.

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