One of the primary reasons that I entered the financial planning profession is to help people reach a secure retirement. Some years ago, I noticed that my friends and colleagues, who were otherwise confident in their life choices, saw retirement planning as a dark, treacherous terrain that they could never safely travel alone. Unsure of where to turn for help, they often chose to ignore saving for retirement completely, holding on to a vague hope that someday it would “work itself out.”
I wanted to help people through this problem, so I decided to leave my career as a copywriter and return to school. Eighteen months later, a Master’s degree in Financial Planning in hand, I joined Kahler Financial Group and got to work helping our clients navigate the journey to retirement and beyond.
Although financial planning as a profession is growing, there are still many who are waiting for their financial life to “work itself out.” I was reminded of this fact by a humorous, but deeply truthful, article recently published in The New Yorker. In it, author Tim Sniffen presents the reader with two choices: prepare for retirement with regular savings, or hope that a one-time, mystical quest will solve all your financial woes. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!