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When it comes to planning out your retirement, there is a wealth of information available online today. There are even plenty of ways to talk to someone over the phone. But for best results, there's still nothing that beats a face-to-face private retirement counseling session. If you are considering getting a retirement or financial advisor, here's why you might want to opt for someone you can sit down with on a regular basis.
First, a Word About the Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic is still ongoing, but it's important to note that it's possible today to talk to someone face-to-face without actually being physically near them. Thanks to the power of technology, you can connect with someone via your computer and tablet and see and hear each other just as clearly as you would if you were meeting in person. If you still have concerns about the coronavirus, don't let that stop you from delaying your retirement planning. Set up a face-to-face meeting via the internet now, and then you can start meeting in person again when the time is right.
A Face-to-Face Meeting Feels Less Rushed
This is your retirement you are talking about, and it's a subject you want your counselor or advisor to take as seriously as you are. Sometimes when you talk with someone in a chat room or even just by phone, things can end up feeling a bit rushed. When you can actually see the person's face when they are talking to you, it forms a connection that can lead to the entire interaction feeling less rushed than it otherwise might be.
Your Advisor Will Have a Better Idea If You Really Get It
Look, financial planning can get complicated. There could be subjects like your inheritance or survivor benefits or how your estate will be divided up in addition to the usual discussions regarding your portfolio. By meeting with someone face to face, your financial counselor will have a better idea if they are really connecting with you in a way that you simply can't do via a chat room or over the phone. Your body language and facial expressions will let your counselor know if you need more information or if they can move on to the next subject.
If you have additional questions about planning for your retirement, contact a private retirement consulting session with a professional near you to learn more.