Retirement has changed dramatically in the last 20 years. Baby boomers have changed every part of our society and retirement is no different. With retirement often lasting 30 or more years evaluating what you want to do in retirement is just as important as how to finance it. In this introduction we help you understand the changing landscape of retirement and discuss the many options available and how retirees are currently utilizing these strategies. Retirement is more than a number. Retirement requires a clear plan. Expect lots of interaction in this opening course as it will define the rest your life.