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Retirement Planning Butte 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. Bruce S Graving, CFP®
(406) 723-8686
65 E Broadway St
Butte, MT
Firm
Thrivent Financial for Luthera
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning, Retirement Income Management, Retirement Planning

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US Bank - Butte Office
(406) 496-4000
10 S Main St
Butte, MT
Drive Up Hours
Mon 08:00 am to 05:00 pm
Tue 08:00 am to 05:00 pm
Wed 08:00 am to 05:00 pm
Thur 08:00 am to 05:00 pm
Fri 08:00 am to 05:00 pm

Wells Fargo - Butte South
(406) 533-7030
3650 Harrison Ave
Butte, MT
Type
Branch
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 07:30 AM-05:30 PM
Sat 09:00 AM-03:00 PM
Sun Closed

Mr. Brian J. Bentley, CFP®
401 N 31st St Ste 1300
Billings, MT
Firm
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Estate Planning, Retirement Planning, Wealth Management

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Mr. Eric M. Ross, CFP®
(512) 534-0323
P.O. Box 182
Kila, MT
Firm
Ameriprise Financial

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Mr. Bradley B Cederberg, CFP®
(406) 782-8321
49 N Main St
Butte, MT
Firm
D.A. Davidson & Co.

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Wells Fargo - Butte Uptown
(406) 533-7042
202 N Main St
Butte, MT
Type
Branch
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 07:30 AM-05:00 PM
Sat-Sun Closed

Robert Frey
Professional Financial Management, Inc.
(406) 587-1604
945 Technology Blvd., Suite 102
Bozeman, MT
Expertises
Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Ongoing Investment Management, Middle Income Client Needs, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CLU

Mr. Donald S Loveless, CFP®
(406) 656-9212
2615 Saint Johns Ave Ste A
Billings, MT
Firm
Loveless Wealth Management LLC
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning, Investment Management, Retirement Income Management, Retirement Planning, Tax Planning, Wealth Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

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Mr. Lyle F. Hill, CFP®
(406) 652-7744
2909 Millennium Ste 2
Billings, MT
Firm
Waddell & Reed Inc.
Areas of Specialization
Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning, Insurance Planning, Intergenerational Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: Not Applicable

Profession: Not Applicable

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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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