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The 5 biggest retirement mistakes people make all the time

Bankrate Logo By Elizabeth Aldrich of Bankrate | Slide 1 of 6: The 5 biggest retirement mistakes people make all the timeThere’s perhaps no stage in life where all your years of financial planning and saving, or a lack thereof, come into play more acutely than in retirement. When it comes time to stop working and bringing in money — and, often, start spending more on expenses like health care — you must have a sound financial plan in place.Whether you think you’ve got it all figured out or you’re just getting started with saving for retirement, avoiding these common mistakes will help you enjoy your post-work years to the fullest.

The 5 biggest retirement mistakes people make all the time

There’s perhaps no stage in life where all your years of financial planning and saving, or a lack thereof, come into play more acutely than in retirement. When it comes time to stop working and bringing in money — and, often, start spending more on expenses like health care — you must have a sound financial plan in place.

Whether you think you’ve got it all figured out or you’re just getting started with saving for retirement, avoiding these common mistakes will help you enjoy your post-work years to the fullest.

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