Why is planning for the future so difficult, and what can we do about it?

Key takeaways:

  • Rising longevity makes it essential that we plan for the future.
  • But we’re wired for short-term survival, not long-term planning. 
  • We have trouble even imagining our future selves, let alone preparing for that day.
  • Conscious steps, including conversations with a Financial Advisor, can help us overcome those barriers.