Retirement Planning Greeley CO

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.

Steve Martin
Martin Wealth Management, LLC
(970) 443-1873
3400 Rosetone Court
Fort Collins, CO
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Middle Income Client Needs, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, College/Education Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

Mrs. Diane L. Alexander, CFP®
(970) 352-7990
5801 W 11th St Ste 300
Greeley, CO
Firm
Anderson & Whitney PC
Areas of Specialization
Accounting, Asset Allocation, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Estate Planning, Investment Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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



Data Provided by:
Ms. Jennifer A. Owens, CFP®
(970) 506-5800
1901 56th Ave
Greeley, CO
Firm
UBS
Areas of Specialization
Estate Planning

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Mr. Charles L. Cooper, CFP®
(970) 351-7466
6500 29th st
Greeley, CO
Firm
Masters Financial Group

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Mr. Daniel J. Podell, CFP®
(970) 330-2200
1901 56th Ave
Greeley, CO
Firm
MetLife
Areas of Specialization
General Financial Planning, Investment Planning, Retirement Income Management, Retirement Planning, Women's Finances

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James Watt
James L. Watt Financial Advisors, Ltd.
(970) 225-1440
6248 Buchanan Street
Fort Collins, CO
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Tax Planning, Hourly Financial Planning Services
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CPA/PFS

Ms. Randee K. Cook, CFP®
(970) 353-7124
1931 65th Ave
Greeley, CO
Firm
Strategic Financial Management

Data Provided by:
Mr. John R. Roessig, CFP®
(970) 351-7466
6500 W29th St.
Greeley, CO
Firm
Masters Financial Group Inc

Data Provided by:
Mr. Jeffery J. OConnell (RFC®), LUTCF
(970) 534-3053
6801 W 20th St, Ste 212
Greeley, CO
Company
Capital Financial Strategies Group
Qualifications
Education: B.S. Degree Univ. of Nebr.LUTCFSeries 7,66,26,24,63
Years of Experience: 32
Membership
IARFC, NAIFA, GAMA
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Business Planning, Portfolio Management, Pension Planning, Executive Compensation Planning, Retirement Planning, Employee Benefits, Stocks and Bonds, Mutual Funds, CD Banking, Annuities, Life Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Medical Insurance, Group Insurance, Education Plan, Asset Protection, BuySell, Compensation Plans

Data Provided by:
Mr. Cameron L Mastrud, CFP®
(970) 223-4800
5801 W 11th St Ste 105
Greeley, CO
Firm
Wells Fargo Advisors
Areas of Specialization
Estate Planning, General Financial Planning, Insurance Planning, Investment Planning, Retirement Income Management, Retirement Planning, Wealth Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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

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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