On the journey to a successful retirement we know that small habits can add up over time. Every dollar saved and invested has a chance to grow, and the earlier we save the more growth potential that dollar has. Since we know this is true, savvy savers look for ways to invest a few more dollars and get that process started sooner, rather than later. This can lead to activities such as clipping coupons, keeping the thermostat set to a more reasonable temperature, or bringing a sack lunch to work instead of dining out. And while all of these activities are certainly beneficial, we often find that it’s the big mistakes that can really hold us back from accomplishing our financial goals. Charlie Wells, staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal, wrote a great article outlining some of the biggest mistakes we can make (or avoid) in, “The Biggest Money Mistakes We Make – Decade by Decade.” This article is a great read, not just to make sure we’re avoiding the big mistakes in our current decision making, but also to help us get a handle on the big decisions we will face in the future.