If inflation and a chilly stock market are making you nervous about the viability of your long-term financial plan, you're not alone.
Even millionaires say they're feeling pinched, and some no longer feel confident that they're prepared for retirement, according to "The Million Dollar Question," a global survey by Natixis Investment Managers.
Some millionaires, 35% of survey respondents, said they'd need a miracle to secure retirement.
In the report, investment advisors outline the top five mistakes investors make in their retirement plans.
Here are three to avoid:
1. Inflation – Don't underestimate the impact of inflation. Over time, it can erode the purchasing power of your retirement savings.
2. Risk – Though retirees need to be careful about taking on too much investment risk, being too conservative also carries risk. With inflation looming, your investments must deliver returns that outpace cost-of-living increases.
3. Lifespan – Though many anticipate living for about 20 years in retirement, some people will live longer. It's best to plan for more years than less.