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CBSMoneyWatch: The 7 Deadly Financial Mistakes

2. Creating an overly optimistic financial plan.

From the mid-1990s until the financial crisis, too many plans relied on the expectation that annual investment returns would average 10 percent. Those whose assumptions were more conservative faced far fewer surprises when the negative years rolled in.


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