Retirement Planning Fairmont WV

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. Bill S. Childers, CFP®
(304) 842-6315
119 Steele St
Bridgeport, WV
Firm
Childers Financial Planning
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Divorce Issues, Education Planning, Elder Care
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: Not Applicable

Average Income: Not Applicable

Profession: Not Applicable

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Mr. Bradey J. Loffert, CFP®
(304) 282-0702
121 Simpson St
Morgantown, WV
Firm
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Business Succession Planning, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning

Data Provided by:
Mr. Lester J. Clark, CFP®
(304) 598-0003
3041 University Avenue
Morgantown, WV
Firm
Ameriprie

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Rebecca A Wilson, CFP®
(304) 626-1730
100 South Fourth Street
Clarksburg, WV
Firm
BB&T
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning

Data Provided by:
Mr. Bruce W. Kidd, CFP®
(304) 623-6060
117 S 4th St
Clarksburg, WV
Firm
American Express Finl Advisors

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Mr. Thomas R. Williams, CFP®
(304) 842-0015
1160 Johnson Avenue
Bridgeport, WV
Firm
Ameriprise Financial Services,
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning, Investment Management, Investment Planning

Data Provided by:
Edwin Landis
60 West Street Suite 404
Annapolis, MD
Company
Title: Financial Consultant
Company: Landis Financial Services
Type
Investment Advisor Rep: Yes
Education
Michigan State University/ BA
Service
401k Rollover From Employer,Income for Life/ Preserve Principal,Life Insurance,Investment & Portfolio Management,Investment Consulting & Allocation Design,Business Succession & Liquidation Planning,Estate Tax Planning,Asset Protection Strategies & Planning,Hourly Financial Planning Engagements,Stock Market Alternative,Medicaid,Retirement Planning,Long-Term Health Care Planning,Annuity Ideas & Strategy Planning,Planning For Personal Finances & Budgeting,Retirement Income Accumulation Planning,Ind

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Mr. Richard A. Sementa, CFP®
(304) 581-6081
990 Elmer Prince Drive
Morgantown, WV
Firm
United Brokerage Services, Inc.
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Banking, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, General Financial Planning, Investment Management, Investment Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

Profession: Business Executives

Data Provided by:
Mr. William J. Quinn Ii, CFP®
(304) 623-6536
321 W Main St
Clarksburg, WV
Firm
Meredith, Quinn & Stenger A C
Areas of Specialization
Accounting, Small Business Planning, Tax Planning, Tax Preparation
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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

Profession: Business Executives

Data Provided by:
David M. Patterson, CFP®
(304) 623-6060
117 South 4th Street
Clarksburg, WV
Firm
Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning, Insurance Planning, Investment Management, Investment Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: Not Applicable

Average Income: 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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