» » »

Retirement Planning Barre VT

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.

Jamie Milne
Milne Financial Planning, Inc.
(802) 476-0602
51 Church Street
Barre, VT
Expertises
Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Middle Income Client Needs, Ongoing Investment Management, Socially Responsible Investments, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Divorce Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CDFA, CFP®, MBA

Mr. William E. Patno Ii, CFP®
162 N Main St Ste 200
Barre, VT
Firm
Granite Financial Group

Data Provided by:
Joseph P Preddy, CFP®
(802) 479-0645
316 North Main Street
Barre, VT
Firm
Community Financial Services Group, LLC
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning, Investment Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

Data Provided by:
Mr. John A. Farrow, CFP®
(802) 728-4287
283 Boudro Rd
Randolph Center, VT
Firm
Farrow Financial Inc

Data Provided by:
TD Bank
(802) 479-3313
Depot Square
Barre, VT
Type
Branch
Drive Up Hours
Mon-Fri 8:00-6:00
Sat 8:00-1:00

Joyce Cole
J. Cole Financial Advisers, Inc.
(802) 225-1314
30 Center Road
Montpelier, VT
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. Lee A. White, CFP®
(802) 476-6191
86 Summer St
Barre, VT
Firm
Lee A White & Associates

Data Provided by:
Mr. Michael Scott Pinkans, CFP®
(802) 272-6390
80 Osborne Rd
Barre, VT
Firm
Zenith Marketing Group, Inc.
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning, Insurance Planning, Investment Management

Data Provided by:
Mr. Mark C. Giometti, CFP®
(781) 729-2031
147 Sugarbush Woods Rd
Warren, VT
Firm
Black Diamond Financial Planning, LLC

Data Provided by:
TD Bank
(802) 371-1622
School Street and Main Street
Montpelier, VT
Type
Branch
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 8:00-6:00
Sat 8:00-1:00
Drive Up Hours
Mon-Fri 8:00-6:00
Sat 8:00-1:00

Data Provided by:

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....

Click here to read the rest of this article at Zacks.com