Retirement Planning Casper WY

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.

Connie Brezik
Asset Strategies, Inc.
(307) 266-4525
111 West 2nd Street, Suite 608
Casper, WY
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Advising Medical Professionals, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA, PFS

Mrs. Brenda J Janikowski, CFP®
(307) 266-4525
111 W 2nd Street Suite 608
Casper, WY
Firm
Asset Strategies, Inc
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning, Investment Management

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Mr. Shawn Michael Porter, CFP®
(307) 235-4368
PO Box 40
Casper, WY
Firm
First Interstate Bank Wealth Management
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Banking, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Education Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

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US Bank - Casper Office
(307) 473-2324
111 S Durbin
Casper, WY
Languages
Spanish
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 06:00 pm

Wells Fargo - Casper Downtown Mb
(307) 235-7699
141 N Wolcott St
Casper, WY
Type
Motor Bank
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 07:30 AM-06:00 PM
Sat 09:00 AM-01:00 PM
Sun Closed

Mrs. Connie M. Brezik, CFP®
(307) 266-4525
111 W. 2nd
Casper, WY
Firm
Asset Strategies, Inc.
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Estate Planning, Investment Management, Retirement Planning

Data Provided by:
Lonnie Bull, CFP®
(307) 232-2158
210 S Wolcott St
Casper, WY
Firm
Edward Jones
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, General Financial Planning, Investment Management, Investment Planning, Retirement Income Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: Not Applicable



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Wells Fargo - Casper Downtown
(307) 266-1100
234 E 1St St
Casper, WY
Type
Branch
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 07:30 AM-06:00 PM
Sat 09:00 AM-01:00 PM
Sun Closed

Wells Fargo - Wyoming
(866) 471-7737
234 E 1St St 2Nd Flr
Casper, WY
Type
Private Client Services
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 08:00 AM-05:00 PM
Sat-Sun Closed After Hours call toll free: 1-866-460-8470

Wells Fargo - Casper East
(307) 235-7863
4141 E 2Nd St
Casper, WY
Type
Branch
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 07:30 AM-06:00 PM
Sat 09:00 AM-01:00 PM
Sun Closed

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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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