Retirement Planning Farmville VA

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.

Wells Fargo - Farmville
(434) 392-6121
127 N Main St
Farmville, VA
Type
Branch
Office Hours
Mon-Thu 09:00 AM-05:00 PM
Fri 09:00 AM-06:00 PM
Sat-Sun Closed

Bank of America - Dillwyn
(434) 983-2021
Rosney Rd and Main, PO Box 60
Dillwyn, VA
Type
Banking Center
Services
Banking Center Services: Change Order, Commercial Deposits, Night Deposits, Drive Up
Outdoor ATM Services: Open 24 Hours, Braille, Accepts Deposits
Languages
English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, French, Russian, Portuguese
Office Hours
Monday 9-5
Tuesday 9-5
Wednesday 9-5
Thursday 9-5
Friday 9-5:30
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Drive Up Hours
Monday 9-5
Tuesday 9-5
Wednesday 9-5
Thursday 9-5
Friday 9-5:30
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Andrew Hudick
Fee-Only Financial Planning, L.C.
(540) 342-7102
355 Campbell Avenue SW
Roanoke, VA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Advising Medical Professionals, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Planning Issues for Business Owners
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MS

Vivian Honeycutt CFP(R)
Honeycutt Financial Services, LLC
(757) 962-7522
676 Independence Pkwy #120
Chesapeake, VA
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Ongoing Investment Management, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, High Net Worth Client Needs
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Dean Knepper
Lifetime Financial Planning, Inc.
(703) 779-0515
208 S. King Street, Suite 201
Leesburg, VA
Expertises
Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, College/Education Planning, Middle Income Client Needs, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Tax Planning, Hourly Financial Planning Services
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA

Bank of America - Longwood
(434) 392-7122
201 South Main Street
Farmville, VA
Type
Banking Center
Services
Banking Center Services: Change Order, Commercial Deposits, Night Deposits, Drive Up
Outdoor ATM Services: Open 24 Hours, Braille, Accepts Deposits
Languages
English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, French, Russian, Portuguese
Office Hours
Monday 9-5
Tuesday 9-5
Wednesday 9-5
Thursday 9-5
Friday 9-5:30
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Drive Up Hours
Monday 9-5
Tuesday 9-5
Wednesday 9-5
Thursday 9-5
Friday 9-5:30
Saturday 9-12
Sunday Closed

Timothy Wesling
Wesling Financial Planning Services Corp.
(703) 535-8280
101 N. Columbus Street, Suite 402
Alexandria, VA
Expertises
Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Ongoing Investment Management, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Divorce Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, AIF, CDFA, CFP®, CMFC

Helen Modly
Focus Wealth Management, LTD.
(540) 931-9051
112 West Washington St. Suite 201
Middleburg, VA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, ChFc

Martin Hopkins
Hopkins Investment Management, LLC
(703) 222-7570
11350 Random Hills Road, Suite 800
Fairfax, VA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Planning Issues for Business Owners
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Glen Buco
West Financial Services, Inc.
(703) 847-2500
1355 Beverly Road, Suite 250
McLean, VA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Advising Medical Professionals, High Net Worth Client Needs, Financial Issues Between Generations, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BA, CFP®

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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