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Steps to Take When Approaching Retirement

Updated: Jun 22, 2023

Retirement checklist

As you approach retirement, it's common to feel overwhelmed and unsure of what steps to take to ensure financial security and peace of mind. However, with a few simple measures, you can take control of your financial future and prepare for this new chapter of life.

Evaluate Your Retirement Savings

The first step is to evaluate your retirement savings to determine if they are sufficient to meet your needs. A financial advisor can provide valuable guidance and help you develop a customized retirement plan based on your specific circumstances.

Understand Your Social Security Benefits

Determining how to get the most out of your Social Security benefits is another thing to consider. Delaying benefits can significantly increase your monthly payments, but depending on your situation it may be best for you to take payments starting at age 62.

Plan for Increased Healthcare Costs

Healthcare costs can be a significant expense during retirement, so planning for them is important. Talk to an insurance expert to find the best plan for you.

Factor in Taxes

When planning for retirement income, it's crucial to factor in taxes. Seeking a consultation with a tax professional can help you minimize your tax burden and maximize your savings.

Create a Retirement Budget

Creating a retirement budget is a practical way to manage expenses and ensure your savings last throughout retirement. You can get valuable insights and make necessary adjustments by recording your expenses over several months.


In summary, you can take control of your financial future and prepare for this exciting new chapter of your life by evaluating your savings, determining Social Security benefits, planning for healthcare costs and taxes, and creating a retirement budget. These steps will help ensure a comfortable and financially secure retirement.

If you have any questions about what to do when approaching retirement or need an investment advisor please contact Vernon Management Group at

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This is not tax advice. Please consult your tax advisor before making any tax decisions

*Please consult your tax advisor before you make decisions that involve tax laws

Jacob Vernon, Investment Advisor Representative at Vernon Management Group

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