Retirement planning helps you define and visualize your short-term, medium-term, and long-term retirement goals and will help you create a workable strategy to reach those goals. This strategic approach will give you a holistic view of your current financial situation and will present actionable steps to get you from where you are today to where you want to be in the future. By bringing your goals into focus, you will increase the likelihood of reaching those goals. A financial plan will also help you prioritize the goals most important to you and your family. No matter who you are or where you are in life, retirement planning can be a valuable tool in helping you reach your retirement goals.