t truly does seem odd to me that so many people appear to assume that retirement automatically means less income. (The widow living on nothing but a Social Security check--and with "more month than money," as the old saying goes--is the prototype for this.) I retired over 15 years ago; and I am currently far better off, financially, than I ever was previously. Of course, my particular case should not be viewed as emblematic of everyone else. But neither should that widow, living on "nothing but a Social Security check," be seen as typical of all. Comments?