Watch out for taxes and inflation.
Most investors fail to incorporate the effects of taxes and inflation on their investments. Both may reduce your net return and leave you short of your desired goal. Returns you earn will attract taxes in varying forms, and you should try and invest where returns attract low taxation. Inflation will affect the buying power of your investment and could make unable to maintain your current standard of living (in terms of what you can buy) after you cash in.
You should go for investments that automatically compensate you for inflation. You should also seek the assistance of investment professionals on how you can reduce the effect of taxes and inflation on your investments