When people start planning for retirement, the first thing they need to think about is their goals. Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t have clear goals for their retirement. Retirement goals are important because they allow you and your financial advisor to define what is important to you and to prioritize these objectives. You can then and create a plan that works toward those goals. A clear, well-defined set of goals will not only help you plan for your future, but give you a better idea of what you want from that future as well.