The phenomenon of ever-lengthening retirements has spawned a new industry of financial planning, where technology helps people model their expected financial needs across their lifetimes. In the U.K., RetireEasy is a financial modeling software program that can help clients make decisions about how to spend, save, and invest. Services like these can help deliver piece of mind to retirees or those approaching retirement — a valuable asset these days. Said one client, Christine Ramsdale, ‘The modeling enabled us to look ahead 15, 20 or even 40 years,’ Christine says. ‘It did make me feel more confident. I realised that we would be OK, that we have choices and options. In fact, I felt so relieved having had a hard look at the numbers that I immediately went out and bought a dress.’  

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