Five Common Retirement Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Is your view of wealth distorted? Is all your money in tax-deferred accounts? Are you hoping for unrealistic market returns? Don’t let these and other errors cost you in the long run.

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When I was getting started with my business, a very successful person said to me, “The more money you have, the bigger the mistakes.” At the time, I didn’t completely understand what he meant, but as I began making more and more money, it finally registered.

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Brian Skrobonja, Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®)
Founder & President, Skrobonja Financial Group LLC and Skrobonja Wealth Management, LLC

Brian Skrobonja is a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®) and Certified Private Wealth Advisor (CPWA®), as well as an author, blogger, podcaster and speaker. He is the founder and president of a St. Louis, Mo.-based wealth management firm. His goal is to help his audience discover the root of their beliefs about money and challenge them to think differently to reach their goals. Brian is the author of three books, and his Common Sense podcast was named one of the Top 10 podcasts by Forbes. In 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022, Brian was awarded Best Wealth Manager. In 2021, he received Best in Business and the Future 50 in 2018 from St. Louis Small Business.