Before takeoff, airline pilots go through a checklist to make sure the flaps are in the right position, there’s enough fuel, and everything else is as it should be for a safe flight.

While your retirement may not be a matter of life or death, before wrapping up your career, you owe it to yourself and your family to make sure everything is “as it should be” — that you’re as prepared as possible for a safe transition to post-paycheck living. If you’re within 10 years of your anticipated retirement date, review the checklist below and see which items may need attention.

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