Retirement Planning Cleveland OH

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.

Kenneth Robinson
Practical Financial Planning
(216) 688-3737
3886 Rocky River Drive
Cleveland, OH
Expertises
Women's Financial Planning Issues, Middle Income Client Needs, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Ongoing Investment Management, Advising Employee Benefit Plan Participants
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, JD

Matthew Olver
Spero-Smith Investment Advisers, Inc.
(216) 464-6266
3601 Green Road, Suite 102
Cleveland, OH
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, College/Education Planning, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, High Net Worth Client Needs
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Scott Snow
Scott Snow Financial Advisors, LLC
(440) 871-7669
24601 Center Ridge Road, Suite 175
Westlake, OH
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CIMA, CPA

Michael Brady
Michael Brady & Co., Inc.
(440) 235-2100
25586 Bagley Road, Suite 2
Olmsted Falls, OH
Expertises
Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, High Net Worth Client Needs, Retirement Plan Investment Advice
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

Mr. Andrew R Connors, CFP®
(216) 431-2754
Fairport Asset Management
Cleveland, OH
Firm
Fairport Asset Mgmt

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Mimi Lord
Spero-Smith Investment Advisers, Inc.
(216) 464-6266
3601 Green Road, Suite 102
Cleveland, OH
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, High Net Worth Client Needs, Tax Planning, Advising Employee Benefit Plan Participants
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFA, CFP®, MBA

Donald Purtill
Purtill Financial LLC
(440) 484-5340
38 Alpha Park
Highland Heights, OH
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, High Net Worth Client Needs, Tax Planning, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, College/Education Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CPA/PFS, MBA

David Zolt
Westlake Advisors, LLC
(440) 250-9744
24960 Center Ridge Road, Suite 3
Westlake, OH
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Tax Planning, Middle Income Client Needs, Advising Employee Benefit Plan Participants
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, EA

Constance Stone
Stepping Stone Financial, Inc.
(440) 247-4870
7160 Chagrin Road, Suite 135
Chagrin Falls, OH
Expertises
Women's Financial Planning Issues, Middle Income Client Needs, Tax Planning, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, ATP, CFP®

Mr. Richard J. Beach, CFP®
(440) 409-0304
20220 Center Ridge Rd Ste 150
Rocky River, OH
Firm
Reserve Financial
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $100,001 - $250,000

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

Profession: Non-Profit Employees

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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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