Outside the Box: Five steps to take five years before you retire

With the average lifespan of the human race expanding more than ever due to health care advances, it’s not unlikely that people will be retired for 20 or even 30 years. Retirement itself is as much a journey as the journey it took to get there.

Here are five steps to take to make sure you put the glow on the golden years.

Take charge of your financial buckets

If you’re going to be living off your savings for 20 years, it’s imperative to make sure all the parts fit together. What do you have and what changes need to be made? The sooner you reconnect with all of your assets and liabilities, the easier it will be to make decisions as you move from the accumulation phase to the distribution phase of life.

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