Planning for retirement is a lot like putting a jigsaw puzzle together. Every decision you will make in one area of your financial life will have an impact on the others. Factors like how long you will work and how much you have saved will greatly influence your ideal retirement. Challenging your existing beliefs and analyzing what you have in place to make your retirement happen gives you the opportunity to make informed decisions in eight key areas.
The eight key areas discussed in this section include Social Security, Work, Insurance, Retirement Plans, Savings and Investments, Home Equity, Debt and Fraud. Decisions you make and habits you challenge in each of these areas will have an impact on your retirement.