Ready, Set, Retire

Make the most of your peak years on the job to boost your savings and plan your exit.

You're at the top of your game, the peak of your career, and you're making more money than you've ever made. Now is the perfect time to think about quitting.

Say what? It's true. The five-to-ten-year period before you retire is the time to assess your retirement preparations to see whether they're realistic. And if you're falling shy of your goals, you still have time to make adjustments.

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Mary Beth Franklin
Former Senior Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance