The years you spend in retirement will be unlike any other. Hopefully you'll be enjoying your hobbies and family, but you'll have to plan for health care costs, the high probability of long term care, and how you'll leave your assets behind. You'll need to know about Social Security and Medicare. You'll want to protect yourself from those who prey on seniors. If you're planning to live abroad there are special financial considerations to be made in real estate, accessing your funds, the costs of currency conversion and more. Retirement planning can address these issues.