How Short Term Goals Help Me Reach Long Term Goals

When I happened upon an article entitled “Maybe You Should Stop Setting Retirement Goals” by Certified Financial Planner Roger Whitney (aka The Retirement Answer Man), I felt validated. I have lots of short-term goals but no set-in-stone retirement plans. If you’re like me, here are ways and reasons to embrace short-term goals that can benefit you over the long run.

Financial Goals: Why They Can Be Useful

When I was younger and met with financial advisers, they often asked about goals. Honestly, this question stumped me. I had no idea what type of life goals and financial goals I should have. Fortunately, I saved and invested without a clear vision. In retrospect, I see why goals are useful if not for wealth-building, then for piece of mind.