Retirement Planning Billings MT

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.

Mr. John N. Greenfield, CFP®
(406) 690-1446
2212 Spruce St
Billings, MT
Firm
self
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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



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Mrs. Julie K. Sullivan, CFP®
(406) 255-8700
401 N 31st St Ste 900
Billings, MT
Firm
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Divorce Issues, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning, Insurance Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $250,001 - $500,000

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



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Mr. Steven J. Gardner, CFP®
(406) 245-5999
742 Grand Ave
Billings, MT
Firm
Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

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Mr. Carl A. Hansen, CFP®
(406) 248-7851
208 N Broadway Ste 100
Billings, MT
Firm
DA Davidson & Co
Areas of Specialization
Investment Management, Planning for Couples, Wealth Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

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

Profession: Self-Employed Business Owners

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Miss Tarra T. Grazley, CFP®
(406) 256-6112
3012 4th Ave N Ste A
Billings, MT
Firm
TTG Financial Services Inc
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Divorce Issues, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning

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Mr. Thomas A. Morrison, CFP®
(406) 245-5999
742 Grand Ave
Billings, MT
Firm
Ameriprise Financial
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning, Estate Planning, Investment Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

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



Data Provided by:
Ms. Brenda G. Hittmeier, CFP®
(406) 655-3965
402 N 28th St
Billings, MT
Firm
Stockman Asset Management
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning, Divorce Issues, Education Planning, Investment Management, Retirement Income Management, Sudden Wealth Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

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

Profession: Business Executives

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Mr. Jim L. Morrison, CFP®
(406) 294-3080
914 Wyoming Avenue
Billings, MT
Firm
Creative Business Strategies,

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Mr. Dudley H. Shy, CFP®
(406) 655-9228
303 N 28th St
Billings, MT
Firm
Ameriprise Financial Services

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Mr. Stephen Courtney Knudson, CFP®
(406) 238-8900
401 N 31st St Fl 13
Billings, MT
Firm
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

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



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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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