However, it’s possible and recommended that you take a more active role in planning your retirement. If you do, it may be one of the smartest decisions you make.
More specifically, follow these steps for a successful retirement:
1) Figure out what you want your retirement to look like;
2) Assess what you need for a successful retirement;
3) Create a plan to help you reach your retirement goals; and
4) Stick to your plan.
Of course, you may need to alter your plan from time to time, to respond to changes in your situation, but always have a retirement plan toward which you are working.
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