5 ways you're sabotaging your future net worth

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    By Laura Woods/GOBankingRates

    You may not realize it, but the actions you take now can greatly impact your sense of financial security down the road. Many Americans inadvertently minimize their future net worth by focusing only on the short-term. It can be great to live in the moment, but in some situations it's a good idea to take a step back to evaluate the long-term impact on your finances.

    Here are five ways many Americans shoot their future net worth in the foot.