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What Happens When Your Investment Plans Work?

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In the financial media it's common to run across articles offering investing advice or warning of things that can go wrong. It's not too common, though, to read about what happens when things go right. After all, many of us have made investment plans as we prepare for retirement, and if we've been sensible and disciplined, these investment plans often work! Here's what to expect as you carry out a successful investment plan.

It's not entirely an academic exercise, either, as many subscribe to the value of visualization for success. Athletes have long used visualization in their training and preparation. Golfing giant Jack Nicklaus has reportedly said, "I never hit a shot, not even in practice, without having a very sharp in-focus picture of it in my head." Thus, you might want to try sitting still now and then, and visualize what your financial future will look like at points along the way to retirement.

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