Retirement Planning Fort Myers FL

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.

Brian Rezny
Rezny Wealth Management, Ltd.
(800) 618-8577
5237 Summerlin Commons Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL
Expertises
High Net Worth Client Needs, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Retirement Plan Investment Advice
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Raymond James Financial Services
(239) 540-1454
1113 SE 47th Terrace Suite 3
Cape Coral, FL
 
Donald Purtill
Purtill Financial LLC
(239) 628-3452
6662 Estero Boulevard, Unit 211-B
Fort Myers Beach, FL
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

Diahann Lassus
Lassus Wherley
(239) 495-1520
3333 Renaissance Blvd., Suite 207
Bonita Springs, FL
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Women's Financial Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®, CPA/PFS, MBA

Mr. Alan L. Penberthy, CFP®
(239) 898-9155
PO Box 60838
Fort Myers, FL
Firm
Alan Penberthy, CFP, Inc.

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Todd Macke
Macke Financial Advisory Group, Inc.
(239) 275-1122
12699 New Brittany Boulevard
Ft. Myers, FL
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Alternative or Private Investments, Tax Planning, High Net Worth Client Needs
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®

Kathleen Campbell
Campbell Financial Partners, LLC
(239) 454-5333
15051 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite 203
Fort Myers, FL
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Hourly Financial Planning Services, College/Education Planning, Women's Financial Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor

Clare Wherley
Lassus Wherley
(239) 495-1520
3333 Renaissance Blvd., Suite 207
Bonita Springs, FL
Expertises
Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA, MBA

Paul Pignone
Boston Retirement Advisors, LLC
(239) 444-1714
27499 Riverview Center Boulevard -Suite 123
Bonita Springs, FL
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Hourly Financial Planning Services, High Net Worth Client Needs, Middle Income Client Needs
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, AIF, CFP®, ChFc, CLU, CSA

Mr. John W. Steakley Jr., CFP®
(239) 565-9897
12995 S. Cleveland Ave
Fort Myers, FL
Firm
J Steakley Wealth Management
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Budget Development, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Debt Management, Education Planning, Estate Planning

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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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