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Stan Hinden - AARP Expert

Stan Hinden is a financial writer and author of How to Retire Happy: The 12 Most Important Decisions You Must Make Before You Retire. He wrote the popular Retirement Journal financial column for the Washington Post, where he worked for 23 years.

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