7 important steps to take in the year before you retire

Jane Bennett Clark, Senior Editor, and Kiplinger's Personal Finance •
Kiplinger
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You wouldn’t dream of running a marathon without undergoing months of training. Or heading into the wilderness without making sure you have adequate provisions. Or betting your life savings on a business venture you haven’t thoroughly researched. But when it comes to entering retirement—when a failure to plan can have devastating consequences—a surprising number of

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Seven of the smartest pieces of advice about saving money from early retirees

Hillary Hoffower •
Business Insider
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If anyone knows a thing or two about saving money, it’s those who earned and saved enough money to retire early. I’ve spoken with and learned from, many early retirees, several of whom retired millionaires, and I’m always impressed with not just their insightful advice on building wealth but with their perspective on money as

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