7 New Year’s resolutions to help you meet financial goals and retire well

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To win the retirement lottery, you have to get the most out of the money you have. The earlier you start working toward this goal, the more likely you’ll reach retirement nirvana: the freedom to decide what you want to do in the last one-third of your life — whether it is work, travel, minding grandbabies, sitting on the porch or all of the above.

You may already be retired or you’re just starting to plan for it; either way, this is the time for making New Year’s resolutions toward your financial goals.

Make 2017 “the year of making the right choices.” Take these seven easy steps to reach your retirement goal sooner.