For the married couple, retirement planning is not about you. It’s about both of you. That’s the subject of a recent post I wrote for the On Retirement blog at U.S. News and World Report. It is probably worth a read because some planning decisions (e.g., Social Security) that can seriously affect your spouse are irrevocable.
< The full post is here: Five Ways to Protect a Surviving Spouse in Retirement
Here is more that I have written about the Social Security spousal benefit.
On a somewhat related spousal topic, here is some information about using a simple durable power of attorney for health care.