Nothing should keep you from preparing for your retirement. But too many Americans don’t pay attention to their retirement planning until it’s too late. Robert Berger, writing for Yahoo Finance, outlines seven common mistakes that people make that could put their finances at risk. The first is choosing to pay off debt before setting aside money for your retirement. Since most of the money you save for retirement comes from interest, and not from actual money that you save, it is better to start early and continue to put money away over time. For the full list of retirement planning mistakes to avoid, read the full article here.