Retirement Planning Bangor ME

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.

Abigail Pons
Capella Financial Services, LLC
(207) 370-4269
27 State Street, #32
Bangor, ME
Expertises
Socially Responsible Investments, Hourly Financial Planning Services, Middle Income Client Needs, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Women's Financial Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

Ms. Durell Buzzini, CFP®
(207) 947-4543
One Merchants Plaza, 3rd floor
Bangor, ME
Firm
UBS Financial Services, Inc.

Data Provided by:
Abigail T. Pons, CFP®
(207) 370-4269
27 State St Ste 32
Bangor, ME
Firm
Capella Financial Services, LLC
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: Not Applicable



Data Provided by:
Mr. Donald C. Hagstrom, CFP®
(207) 942-2367
105 Main Street
Bangor, ME
Firm
Ameriprise Financial

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Mr. Vance B. Gray Jr., CFP®
(207) 992-2819
128 Broadway
Bangor, ME
Firm
Vance Gray Wealth Mgmt, Inc.
Areas of Specialization
Wealth Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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

Profession: Self-Employed Business Owners

Data Provided by:
Mr. R. Kenneth Lindell Jr., CFP®
(207) 433-5853
One Cumberland Pl
Bangor, ME
Firm
RK Lindell & Co
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning, Cross-Border Planning, Education Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Wealth Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

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

Profession: Self-Employed Business Owners

Data Provided by:
Mr. Bruce Roscher, CFP®
(207) 947-0558
498 Essex St
Bangor, ME
Firm
Neurology Associates of Easter

Data Provided by:
Mr. James E. Bradley, CFP®
(207) 990-1901
9 May St
Bangor, ME
Firm
Bradley & Johndrow, LLC

Data Provided by:
Mrs. Racquel H Tibbetts, CFP®
(207) 262-5713
23 Water Street
Bangor, ME
Firm
KeyBank, N.A.
Areas of Specialization
Investment Management

Data Provided by:
Mr. E. Ripley Knickerbocker, CFP®
(207) 992-4020
105 Main St
Bangor, ME
Firm
Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

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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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