If you are still working and getting close to retiring, take a look at this checklist suggested by David Ning at USNews- Money. There are a number of decisions you should make before quitting your job or retiring. Some, like having health insurance lined up, could cost a lot of money if you haven't taken this step- both if you are eligible for Medicare or if you must convert to an individual policy first.
One suggestion makes great sense: live on the amount of your retirement income before you retire. You'll get used to spending that much and perhaps see if you need to have a new source of income once you retire. If you are RVing, you can add Workamping or volunteering to the equation to boost income and lower expenses.
RV retirement CAN be less expensive than continuing in a stix 'n brix lifestyle. It all depends on your choices. Retire to an RV: The Road to Affordable Retirement can help you make plans too. And, this article will help you go into retirement with a plan and realistic expectations. Jaimie Hall Bruzenak