Retirement Planning Augusta GA

Planning ahead for retirement is vital for people of all ages who wish to be financially independent once they opt to retire. Money can be allocated to investments or set aside in savings plans in order to avoid being used too early, though investments do involve some degree of risk. Many people save for retirement through employer-sponsored defined contribution plans, such as IRAs, 401(k)s, and profit sharing plans. Other types of plans and DIY retirement planning are also options and all of the available avenues are generally characterized by tax advantages.

Jennifer Noah
The Monitor Group, Inc.
(706) 854-8040
537 Blackburn Drive
Martinez, GA
Expertises
Middle Income Client Needs, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Divorce Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CDFA, CFP®

Mr. Thomas W. Jones, CFP®
(706) 650-8877
3602 Wheeler Rd
Augusta, GA
Firm
Jones Jones, Davis & Associates, CPA, PC
Areas of Specialization
Business Succession Planning, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Divorce Issues, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning, Planning for Couples
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

Average Income: $100,001 - $250,000

Profession: Business Executives

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Kelly T. Renner, CFP®
(706) 210-3535
3540 Wheeler Rd Ste 304
Augusta, GA
Firm
Life Strategies Financial Partners LLC
Areas of Specialization
Business Succession Planning, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Estate Planning, Intergenerational Planning, Retirement Income Management, Small Business Planning, Sudden Wealth Management

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Mr. James M. Herrington, CFP®
(706) 736-2522
2531 Center West Pkwy Ste 240
Augusta, GA
Firm
Balchin, Herrington & Associates
Areas of Specialization
Retirement Income Management, Retirement Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $250,001 - $500,000

Average Income: $50,001 - $100,000

Profession: Business Executives

Data Provided by:
Mr. Richard D. Cundey, CFP®
(706) 724-3557
810 Poindexter Dr
Augusta, GA
Firm
CB&H Wealth Management Services
Areas of Specialization
Divorce Issues, Estate Planning, Insurance Planning, Investment Management, Long-Term Care, Retirement Planning, Wealth Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: Not Applicable

Average Income: Not Applicable

Profession: Not Applicable

Data Provided by:
Bill Cleveland
Preston & Cleveland Wealth Management, LLC
(706) 855-0170
3740 Executive Center Drive
Augusta, GA
Expertises
Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, High Net Worth Client Needs, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA/PFS, MBA

Mr. Thomas M Powers, CFP®
(706) 731-6612
2805 Wrightsboro Rd
Augusta, GA
Firm
First Bank of Georgia/FB Financial
Areas of Specialization
General Financial Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $250,001 - $500,000

Average Income: $100,001 - $250,000



Data Provided by:
Mr. Eugene Francis Mcmanus Jr., CFP®
(706) 364-4281
1100 Frazier Dr
Augusta, GA
Firm
AP Wealth Management, LLC

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Mr. Troy A. Breitmann, CFP®
(706) 731-1460
3617 Walton Way Ext
Augusta, GA
Firm
Queensborough National Bank and Trust Company
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Banking, Charitable Giving, Elder Care, Estate Planning, Intergenerational Planning, Investment Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000



Data Provided by:
Mr. William P. Fair, CFP®
(706) 364-4281
1100 Frazier Dr
Augusta, GA
Firm
AP Wealth Management, LLC
Areas of Specialization
Investment Management, Investment Planning, Securities

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Retirement Planning

By: Jonas Zamora
Jonas Zamora is a Certified Financial PlannerTM professional. You may contact him at jzamora@zacks.com

Closing in on retirement?

Are you closing in on retirement? If your goal is to retire in the next five years, you are in that critical stage in the retirement planning cycle. You have to take care of details like your 401(k) distributions or rollover, exercise of stock options, pension distributions, and when to take social security payments. Then there's figuring out what you need to draw out of your investments when that big day arrives. What you do in the first five years after retirement will also play a key role over the following 25-30 years.

First, let's discuss your first steps five years before going off into retirement bliss:

1. Put more money away. I read an article that says we are saving too much for retirement. That is bunk! Let's say your retirement target is 65 years of age. Most of you will be able to and should contribute extra to your 401(k) after reaching 50 years of age. That amount is $15,500 per year plus catch up amount of $5,000. Over a 15-year time frame for someone who is 50 years old today, assuming a 7% annual return, the savings by age 65 amounts to over $500,000. Without the extra $5000 in contributions, you would only have around $376,000.

2. Over the last year to two years before retirement, consider being more conservative in your 401(k). Don't leave a majority of these assets in employer stock! If the market takes a nosedive, you still have a great base to invest and live off of when you retire. Diversify.

3. Remember to exercise those in-the-money stock options. Many folks get so excited about their last day at the office, they forget about exercising the valuable stock options while still profitable.

4. Place money in an emergency fund with 1-2 years worth of living expenses in a cash or CD account....

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