Retirement Planning Ballston Spa NY

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.

Kerry Mayo
Capital Financial Advisors of New York, LLC
(518) 280-0030
7 Corporate Drive
Clifton Park, NY
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, High Net Worth Client Needs, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Advising Entrepreneurs, Advising Medical Professionals
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MA

Walton Williams
Capital Financial Advisors of New York, LLC
(518) 280-0030
7 Corporate Drive
Clifton Park, NY
Expertises
Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Advising Medical Professionals, Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Advising Entrepreneurs
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CPA/PFS

Ronald Plaine
RLP Financial Mgt.
(518) 370-4020
34 Jay Street, Suite 2A
Schenectady, NY
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Tax Planning, Middle Income Client Needs
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, EA

Joyce Cole
J. Cole Financial Advisers, Inc.
(518) 793-4507
70 Thomas Road
Gansevoort (Saratoga Springs area), NY
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Financial Issues Between Generations, Socially Responsible Investments, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Hourly Financial Planning Services, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®

Mr. Brian D. Muller, CFP®
(518) 339-2004
2100 Doubleday Ave Ste 13
Ballston Spa, NY
Firm
Muller Group Insurance Agency,

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Paul Corr
Capital Financial Advisors of New York, LLC
(518) 280-0030
7 Corporate Drive
Clifton Park, NY
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA/PFS

William Jerome
Capital Financial Services, LLC
(518) 399-3903
Professional Building, 133 Saratoga Road
Glenville, NY
Expertises
Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Ongoing Investment Management, Financial Issues Between Generations, Middle Income Client Needs, Tax Planning, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®, EA, MS

Ronald Plaine
RLP Financial Mgt.
(518) 370-4020
P.O. Box 1078
Schenectady, NY
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Tax Planning, Middle Income Client Needs
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, EA

Ms. Tammy L. Zaiko, CFP®
(518) 363-8656
87 Front St
Ballston Spa, NY
Firm
Ballston SPA National Bank
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Banking, Budget Development, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Elder Care, Estate Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $250,001 - $500,000



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Mr. Robert R. Roback, Jr., CFP®
(518) 899-5544
2715 Route W Ste 101
Malta, NY
Firm
Luther Forest Wealth Advisors
Areas of Specialization
Retirement Planning, Tax Planning, Tax Preparation, Wealth Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: Not Applicable

Average Income: Not Applicable

Profession: Not Applicable

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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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