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Steering clear of life's roadblocks to achieve financial goals and prosperity

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Find prosperity from 20s-70s

The road to big financial goals such as buying a home, sending your kids to college, getting rid of debt and saving for retirement is almost never straight and smooth. Life always seems to put potholes in the way that can thwart the achievement of those goals or make you miss them altogether if you're not careful.

Sometimes roadblocks are thrown in your path by unexpected developments such as a job loss, a major household repair or a serious illness. Other barriers turn up when you take a wrong financial turn: spending too much, misplacing your priorities or underestimating a major expense.

Here's a decade-by-decade look at some of the biggest financial roadblocks you'll encounter as you go through life, along with some tips on how to steer clear of them and find the path to prosperity.

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