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Home Stretch Reality Check: Are You Really Ready to Retire?

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For most of us, retirement is meant to be the ultimate reward - the sweet icing on the cake of life. And if you're within sniffing distance, let's say 10 years, of what you hope will be a decadent respite, you know the excitement can be mixed with anxiety: Will my savings last throughout my retired years? To help tip that emotional scale in favor of excitement, there are a few things you can do right now to ease your mind.

1. Envision Where You Want to Be

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2. Take Stock of Where You Are

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3. Mind, and Close, the Gap

BlackRock's Investor Pulse Survey each year even if they don't always seek it. In fact, just 28% report using a financial advisor right now. Rob Kron , Managing Director, is the head of Investment and Retirement Education for BlackRock's U.S. Wealth Advisory group. He provides practical information on topics that are important to every saver and investor of every age.

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The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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