Retirement Planning Covington KY

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.

Robert Carroll
The Alpine Financial Group
(513) 861-1889
2142 Alpine Place
Cincinnati, OH
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Divorce Planning, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Estate & Generational Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CDFA, CFP®, CPA

Gregory Busch
Ritter Daniher Financial Advisory, LLC
(513) 233-0715
7529-A State Road
Cincinnati, OH
Expertises
High Net Worth Client Needs, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations, Ongoing Investment Management, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Ronda Koehler
Ritter Daniher Financial Advisory, LLC
(513) 233-0715
7529-A State Road
Cincinnati, OH
Expertises
High Net Worth Client Needs, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Ongoing Investment Management, Divorce Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Robert Riccardi
Ritter Daniher Financial Advisory, LLC
(513) 233-0715
7529-A State Road
Cincinnati, OH
Expertises
High Net Worth Client Needs, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Ongoing Investment Management, Divorce Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

John Lame
Lenox Wealth Management
(513) 618-7080
8044 Montgomery Road, Suite 480
Cincinnati, OH
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Tax Planning, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Jeffrey Daniher
Ritter Daniher Financial Advisory, LLC
(513) 233-0715
7529-A State Road
Cincinnati, OH
Expertises
High Net Worth Client Needs, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Ongoing Investment Management, Divorce Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, AEP, CFP®, CLU, CTFA

John Ritter
Ritter Daniher Financial Advisory, LLC
(513) 233-0715
7529-A State Road
Cincinnati, OH
Expertises
High Net Worth Client Needs, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Ongoing Investment Management, Divorce Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CFS

Matthew Yerkes
Yerkes Financial Advisors
(513) 528-8270
431 Ohio Pike North, Suite 210
Cincinnati, OH
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CPA, PFS

Allen Osgood
Financial Freedom, LLC
(513) 697-6400
8044 Montgomery Road, Suite 700
Cincinnati, OH
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, High Net Worth Client Needs
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

Lucas Hail
Foster & Motley, Inc.
(513) 561-6640 Ext: 14
7755 Montgomery Road, Suite 100
Cincinnati, OH
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Advising Medical Professionals, High Net Worth Client Needs, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives
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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