10 commandments of retirement planning
It's never too soon to begin thinking about how you'll fund your life once you leave the workforce. These guidelines can help you get your finances ready.
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Matches my checklist, put into another article comment last year, fairly closely
1. Save starting early - check
2. Save a material and ever increasing amount of my income - check
3. Save an emergency fund - check
4. Save an additional already taxed amount - check
5. Maintain life, health and property insurance - check
6. Carry no revolving debt - check
7. Pay off mortgage - this year (update..check - now paid off!)
8. Save monthly what would have been the house payment - start next year
...let it all simmer and tenderize for 9-12 years
9. Breathe deep, work my last day - and let the stress and tension melt away
10. Enjoy a hot steaming cup of coffee while watching birds going about their busy sunrise activities. Listen to the echo of a small boat puttering across the lake. Get some night crawlers, drop anchor, and give the owner of that puttering boat a run for his money...the lawn, my new boss these days, can wait.
Looking forward to it..
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