Countdown to Retirement

Putting It All Together

Retirement can be a dramatic change for you. Proper planning now will let you devote your retirement energies to the things you really enjoy doing. Let's review the key elements of a successful retirement strategy.

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  • Determine when you can retire and what your retirement lifestyle will be.
  • Make sure you have your insurance needs covered.
  • Understand your Social Security benefits.
  • Develop an investment strategy. As you get older you'll need to get more conservative, but remember you want your portfolio to keep pace with inflation.
  • Monitor your investments. Remember to consider gradually shifting money in and out of investments within your portfolio.
  • As you approach retirement, think about the distribution options that will suit your needs and wants.
  • Understand the tax laws when planning the sale of your home.
  • Estate planning is a critical part of your overall planning.
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