Note: This piece extolls the virtues of financial planners and was originally published on Nest Egg Guru co-founder J.R. Robinson’s Financial Planning Hawaii website.
“We were in Chattanooga when the GPS told us to turn right on Mililiter King. The street was ML King.” – Reader’s Digest
Scarcely a day goes by when I don’t see a headline in the mainstream news about the threat of technology to the jobs of American workers. To be sure, advancements in automation and artificial intelligence are disrupting industries from fast food to financial services. The rise of automated investment platforms – so-called “Robo-Advisors” – has caused some observers to ponder whether the financial planning profession may be headed toward extinction too.