6 Financial Mistakes That Could Derail Your Retirement

Listening to well-intentioned but unfit advice is just one way you might throw off your investment strategy.

Many retirees enjoy the rumble of an RV rolling toward the next national park or a cruise with unlimited umbrella drinks. For most of us, retirement falls somewhere between the vision of an endless vacation and a bad dream of whether we'll have enough wealth and the good health to enjoy it.

As a financial adviser with 40 years of experience, I'll restrict my advice to the "enough wealth" end of things. (For the "good health" part, consult your doctor, but I do recommend less junk food, more vegetables and a walk around the neighborhood.)

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David Blackston, CEP®, RFC®, CSA®
Founder, Blackston Financial Advisory Group

David Blackston is a registered financial consultant, Investment Adviser Representative and insurance professional who founded the Blackston Financial Advisory Group. He lives in Florida. He and his son Drew are co-authors of the book Have You Ever Been Bitten by an Elephant: The Definitive Guide for Retiring Well.