Retirement Planning Brockton MA

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.

Linda Gadkowski
Beacon Financial Planning, Inc.
(508) 230-3588
45 Bristol Drive, Suite 101
South Easton, MA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Advising Employee Benefit Plan Participants, Women's Financial Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®, M.Ed.

Robert Hurley
Stoddard Management Co.
(781) 982-9932
800 Hingham Street
Rockland, MA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Advising Employee Benefit Plan Participants, Tax Planning, High Net Worth Client Needs
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor

Stephen Gorman
Gorman Financial Management
(781) 556-1001
99 Derby Street, Suite 200
Hingham, MA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Financial Issues Between Generations
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®

David McPherson
Four Ponds Financial Planning, LLC
(508) 403-0060
20 Cabot Boulevard, Suite 300
Mansfield, MA
Expertises
Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Ongoing Investment Management, Middle Income Client Needs, Hourly Financial Planning Services, Planning Issues for Business Owners
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Susan Brown
Sound View Financial Advisors, LLC
(508) 660-8982
40 Lewis Avenue
Walpole, MA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Divorce Planning, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFA, CFP®

Walter Herlihy
Beacon Financial Planning, Inc.
(508) 230-3588
45 Bristol Drive, Suite 101
South Easton, MA
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, ChFc, CLU

Daniel Candura
PennyTree Advisers, LLC
(781) 930-3027
25 Braintree Hill Office Park
Braintree, MA
Expertises
Hourly Financial Planning Services, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Middle Income Client Needs, Advising Employee Benefit Plan Participants, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Joan Gagnon
Gagnon Wealth Mangement, LLC
(508) 339-8339
P.O. Box 334
Mansfield, MA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Professional Athletes or Entertainers, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA, MST, PFS

David McPherson
Four Ponds Financial Planning, LLC
(781) 561-1135
99 Derby St., Suite 200
Hingham, MA
Expertises
Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Ongoing Investment Management, Middle Income Client Needs, Hourly Financial Planning Services, Planning Issues for Business Owners
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Carroll Hayes
Charles Carroll Financial Partners, LLC
(781) 444-7700
17 Rocky Nook Avenue
Kingston, MA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations, Real Estate Investments, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

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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