A Pre-Retirement Checklist: 8 Steps to Take Right Now

Retirement should be like a second childhood ... without parental supervision. I believe that's doable for most people, but it takes planning.

Luckily, you can begin right now by taking these steps:

No. 1: Decide where you want to live.

Think about the retirement lifestyle you desire, and find a location that supports it. If you want to travel, you may opt to downsize to a condo. If you want peace and quiet, a small town could be the and a lower cost of living.

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