You’ve made it to that magical time in your life – the home stretch to retirement. Whether you have made the decision to work another ten years, or even one year, there are ways to start preparing immediately so that you can help your retirement years be worry-free. You worked hard to get there, but the “work” doesn’t end the day you clean out your office. That nest egg you created needs to be cared for and looked after, and this may be the most important job of your life. Sounds scary, right? It doesn’t have to be! It all starts with planning and being prepared for what’s ahead, before you walk out that door and start permanent unemployment. Some of these steps may seem obvious, but you will be surprised how many people ignore this process, either out of fear or laziness. The truth is, it will require a bit of elbow grease on your part, but these are some of the steps needed in order to start cementing that rock-solid foundation upon which your retirement will live.