05/12/2014 12:59 pm ET Updated May 12, 2014

10 Tasks For Your Pre-Retirement Checklist

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If you want to do retirement right, you'll need a checklist. But what tasks should be on your pre-retirement checklist? Here's what experts had to say.

Are you sure you want to retire? First, revisit your retirement date. "For some, making a decision to stay on the job an extra year or two beyond your planned retirement date will enable you take advantage of your company's match in your 401(k) plan, delay triggering Social Security to maximize monthly payouts later, and accumulate more money in your savings," says Sandra Timmerman, a nationally recognized gerontologist.

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