Whether employees are getting close to retirement or still havesome years to go, they need to periodically check on how theirretirement savings strategies are working andmake sure they're following the best path to preparing for retirement.

Using generally accepted best practices for retirement saving,plus help from a Kiplinger report, along with questions from Morningstar, we created thislist of checkpoints for employees.

With this list in hand, as well as a retirement plan and diligent saving, employees willbe better equipped to stay on the straight and narrow as they savefor retirement:

15. Don’t choose a retirement date based solely on yourage.

If you have it in your mind to retire by age 70, you might findill health driving you out sooner. That could put you short onretirement savings—and you’ll also need retirement assets for alonger period of time. Conversely, you may have wanted to retire byage 62, but find yourself needing to boost those retirement savingsbecause of a spouse’s ill health or a market downturn.

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