Retirement Planning Concord NC

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.

Marilyn Spencer
Rinehart Wealth Management
(704) 374-0646
521 E. Morehead Street, Suite 580
Charlotte, NC
Expertises
Tax Planning, College/Education Planning, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Middle Income Client Needs, Socially Responsible Investments, Financial Issues Between Generations
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, EA

Jonie Parks
Matrix Wealth Advisors, Inc.
(800) 493-3323
831 East Morehead Street, Suite 760
Charlotte, NC
Expertises
Advising Medical Professionals, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, High Net Worth Client Needs, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Financial Issues Between Generations
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Mr. Trent Schloneger, CFP®
(704) 287-7686
845 Church St N Ste 205
Concord, NC
Firm
VALIC Financial Advisors

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Mr. Edmond T. Hartsell, CFP®
(704) 661-5423
131 Louise Dr SE
Concord, NC
Firm
Hartsell & Associates, Inc.
Areas of Specialization
Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning, Insurance Planning, Retirement Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $250,001 - $500,000

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

Profession: Legal Professionals

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Mr. James M. Robinson (RFC®), CSA
(704) 786-6282
5721A Monticello Dr
Concord, NC
Company
Retirement Asset Solutions, LLC
Qualifications
Education: College of William and Mary-BA-PsychologyEast Carolina Univ-Mid- East Area StubiesUS Army War College
Years of Experience: 10
Membership
IARFC
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Business Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, Seminars Work, Stocks and Bonds, Mutual Funds, Annuities, Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Business Coach, Asset Protection, Compensation Plans

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Cheryl Sherrard
Rinehart Wealth Management
(704) 374-0646
521 E. Morehead Street, Suite 580
Charlotte, NC
Expertises
Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, High Net Worth Client Needs, Ongoing Investment Management
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, AAMS, ATP, CFP®

Giles Almond
Matrix Wealth Advisors, Inc.
(800) 493-3323
831 East Morehead Street, Suite 760
Charlotte, NC
Expertises
Advising Medical Professionals, Ongoing Investment Management, Planning Issues for Business Owners, High Net Worth Client Needs, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations, Retirement Plan Investment Advice
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®, CIMA, CPA/PFS

Mr. Robert W. Suddreth, CFP®
(704) 262-2344
868 Church Street North
Concord, NC
Firm
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Banking, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Debt Management, Education Planning, Estate Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

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

Profession: Business Executives

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Mr. W. Brian King, CFP®
(704) 782-0010
51 Means Ave SE
Concord, NC
Firm
King Financial Corporation
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Budget Development, Business Succession Planning, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, General Financial Planning

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Mr. L. Frank Irvin, CFP®
(704) 792-1360
PO Box 462
Concord, NC
Firm
Intercarolina Financial Servic
Areas of Specialization
Investment Management, Investment Planning, Securities
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $250,001 - $500,000

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

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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