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Retirement Planning Boise ID

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.

Carey McNeal
Buffington Mohr McNeal
(208) 338-5551
802 West Bannock Street, Suite 100
Boise, ID
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, High Net Worth Client Needs, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Advising Medical Professionals
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor

Michael Ling
Berkeley Inc.
(208) 853-6980
3778 Plantation River Drive, Suite 102
Boise, ID
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, College/Education Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Debbra Dillon
Dillon Financial Planning
(208) 336-7503
1159 E Iron Eagle Drive, Ste. 170-C
Eagle, ID
Expertises
Middle Income Client Needs, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Newlyweds & Novice Investors
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Mrs. Jennifer L. Stone, CFP®
(208) 853-2000
1405 W Main St
Boise, ID
Firm
Petso Financial Consultants

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Mr. Richard K. Boss, CFP®
(208) 629-2349
950 W Bannock St
Boise, ID
Firm
Table Rock Financial Planning
Areas of Specialization
General Financial Planning, Investment Management, Retirement Planning

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Eric Rabbanian
Rabbanian Financial Planning, Inc.
(208) 495-3249
1818 E Spring Meadow Lane
Boise, ID
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Ongoing Investment Management, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Socially Responsible Investments, Divorce Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, JD, MBA

Katherine Stearns
Arc Advisers, LLC
(208) 350-6557
P.O. Box 488
Boise, ID
Expertises
Socially Responsible Investments, Middle Income Client Needs, Planning Issues for Unmarried & Same-Sex Couples, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, AIF, CFP®

Stephen Michael Kovach, CFP®
(208) 395-2393
105 N 9th St
Boise, ID
Firm
Charles Schwab
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Banking, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Estate Planning, Investment Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

Average Income: Not Applicable

Profession: Not Applicable

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Ms. Julie K. Trounson, CFP®
(208) 388-4231
101 S Capitol Blvd Ste 1800
Boise, ID
Firm
D. A. Davidson & Co.
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning, Investment Management, Retirement Income Management, Retirement Planning

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James Scott Stevens, CFP®
(208) 947-5221
1111 W Jefferson St Ste 540
Boise, ID
Firm
Northwestern Mutual
Areas of Specialization
Business Succession Planning, Debt Management, Education Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning, Insurance Planning, Investment Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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

Profession: Medical/Dental Professionals

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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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