June 16, 2018

Visualize your Future: The Surprising Tool That Boosts Retirement Planning and IRA Savings

Jon Galane
5 min

Ever wonder what you’ll see in the mirror in another 10 or 20 years? This service of having your image aged is now available online and offline. It is well worth the time and effort to have this visual representation because of how it stimulates the focus on your future.

This is especially true if you are feeling unmotivated about planning for your IRA. The idea is you get to see what you will look like at different ages.

Often it is possible to make incremental adjustments showing what you will look like every ten years (or whatever range/age you prefer), making it possible to see how it is a gradual process. As strange as it is to see different versions of yourself, it provides the realization that many more years are ahead.

There have been fascinating findings on how people respond when they see images of themselves at sixty, seventy or even one hundred years old. Realizing that time, gravity, stress and the joys of life impact everyone; it is no surprise the physical changes that take place. Visually it manifests with an overall relaxing of facial features, changes in fat distribution under the skin, more lines, typically longer ears because cartilage continues to grow while simultaneously the cartilage in our noses relax. Funny what happens—but it happens to everyone.

It was suggested that when people see these images of themselves it improves the desire to plan for the future and curbs immediate spending. This is great for saving. The fact is we don’t often think of an older version of ourselves, or the likelihood that we will be alive for several more years but it is possible that ninety is the new seventy.

A self directed IRA will give you a greater degree of control over your IRA that truly reflect your interests and values. Changing your investments at various ages gives you the ability to do what you want, when you want, with your money.

Take the time to get your image aged and then take action to ensure a comfortable future. Being able to envision your older self will help with your self directed IRA. For advice, contact Mountain West IRA.

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