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The Quality of Life

The Quality of Life

MIT AgeLab has identified three questions you should ask your clients to assess how prepared they are to live well in retirement:

  1. Who will change my light bulbs?
  2. How will I get an ice cream cone?
  3. Who will I have lunch with?

What do these questions have to do with retirement planning? A lot more than you might think. They actually uncover important factors about aging in place, staying mobile, and maintaining a strong social network in retirement. These factors can serve as a starting point for planning a satisfying retirement.


  • How MIT AgeLab's 3 questions relate to your clients' retirement
  • Why the 3 questions engage clients so effectively
  • How to use advisor and client worksheets to implement The Quality of Life content

What do ice cream cones have to do with retirement?

This fun, three-minute video reveals MIT AgeLab's insights to help clients overcome key retirement challenges. Share it with your clients.

Next Steps:

  1. View or download the client white paper below
  2. Watch the video above
  3. Within two weeks, ask the three questions to five clients and have conversations about their future plans for housing, transportation, and social network.



Please enter your email address to download The Quality of Life client white paper.:

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A Wall Street Journal Article:
Where Should You Live in Retirement?

Featuring insights from Dr. Joe Coughlin, Director of the MIT AgeLab

Subscription may be required

The MIT AgeLab is not an affiliate or subsidiary of Hartford Funds.

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