The Great Recession was a game changer in many ways, including retirement planning. Some long standing rules and traditions became obsolete and others held true. What lessons did the Great Recession teach about retirement planning that will help future retirees? Real estate has seen a significant shift. Before, many seniors were thinking of their homes as investments they could sell in retirement. Now, many have found out the hard way that a home is not a retirement strategy. That said though, making smart choices about where and how you live in retirement can go a long way toward securing your golden years according to a recent report at www.depositaccounts.com.