The tile of the Forbes article grabbed my attention. It provides a great list of areas of your finances to take analyze and learn about during this time. And, learning about your financial situation can give us more confidence in our situation.
One other area I would add to the list is to monitor your spending. Having an accurate ideas of your monthly spending will also help as you prepare for retirement. Connecting what you spend versus what you will have coming in during retirement will add to your confidence about if and when you can retire- particularly if you don’t plan to continue working.