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Steer Clear of These 5 Retirement Pitfalls

Simple mistakes can really hamper your retirement goals

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Retirement Mutual Funds 401(k)The halfway point of the calendar is a popular time for less active retirement investors to revisit their portfolios and re-evaluate their strategies.

One way to start that exercise: Don’t crow about what’s gone right, but scour everything to consider what you might be doing wrong.

Sure, it’s not appealing to look at your retirement with a negative bent, but it’s worth it — identifying mistakes early is vital, because the longer they’re allowed to fester, the more of an effect they can have.

So, let’s start with the basics. Here are five retirement pitfalls you’ll want to look out for (and avoid):

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