Bill Gates once said “technology is just a tool.” He was right, but maybe even he didn’t see just how effective that tool was going to be. Sometimes it feels like modern technology has transformed everything, to the point where the world you grew up in has nothing in common with the world today. These days, we can talk to people through our watches, have robot vacuum cleaners, and cars that can drive themselves. Everything has changed, and the old rules just don’t apply anymore. Or, do they? One thing that’s important to remember is that both technology and human interaction play important roles in your retirement planning.
For all that technology has changed, there are some things that haven’t really changed at all. Take retirement planning, for instance. We still have dreams on how and where we want to retire. We think about the people we want to spend our time with and things we want to spend our time doing. Those things haven’t changed from generations past, other than maybe today we have higher expectations of our retirement. Sure, technology might have changed how readily we can check our 401(k) balances from our phones, but nobody’s found a way to change the old principles of saving up, working hard, and investing wisely.
As much information as there is on the internet, you still can’t replace the importance of human interaction with technology. That’s why when it comes to planning your retirement, sitting across the table from an experienced and qualified financial advisor can be invaluable. They can walk you through the maze of investment options and help you find what works best for your situation.
Like Bill Gates said, technology is just a tool. Retirement, on the other hand, is an experience. It’s an experience that’s different for everyone, depending on your goals and financial situation. In the end, no computer can tell you what to do in retirement, or how you should spend your time. That still requires the personal touch of a professional financial advisor. If it’s been awhile since you last sat down with one, then click here to schedule your complimentary review, where we’ll spend the time to assess your current financial situation and discuss how we may be able to help you achieve your retirement goals. Whether you’re on a smartphone, iPad, or on a computer, you’re just a few clicks away. We look forward to helping you get started down the path to the retirement you’ve always wanted.