There are a few things you need to know before you retire. If you’re not retired, it’s impossible to know what it’s REALLY like to be retired. Without knowing, it’s difficult to determine how to plan as you make your final preparations for retirement.

Consider these 5 areas as you make your plans from the author who has “been there, done that.”  Addressing them before you retire will increase your odds of a successful transition and lead to many enjoyable years in retirement.

The commenters also add some great thoughts as well.

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