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Retiring in 2020? Here are some financial things to do

The Motley Fool Logo By Katie Brockman of The Motley Fool | Slide 1 of 28: Retirement can be one of the most joyous times of your life, but it takes a lot of preparation. And just because you've been saving for decades doesn't mean you can relax once you're on the home stretch. There are a lot of details to take care of when you're a year or less away from retirement, so make sure you've checked off all these items on your list before you leave your job for good.

Make your retirement list and check it twice

Retirement can be one of the most joyous times of your life, but it takes a lot of preparation. And just because you've been saving for decades doesn't mean you can relax once you're on the home stretch. There are a lot of details to take care of when you're a year or less away from retirement, so make sure you've checked off all these items on your list before you leave your job for good.

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