Retirement Planning Greenville NC

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. James Robert Buie, Jr., CFP®
PO Box 752
Greenville, NC
Firm
Wells Fargo Advisors

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Mr. Denny W. Purser, CFP®
(252) 355-0032
710 Cromwell Dr
Greenville, NC
Firm
Purser Financial Solutions
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning, Insurance Planning, Investment Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

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Mr. John Keais Hoyt Jr., CFP®
(252) 756-8222
1710 E Arlington Blvd
Greenville, NC
Firm
Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Debt Management, Education Planning, Estate Planning, Insurance Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

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



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Mr. Samuel R. Hylton, CFP®
(252) 321-7808
1440 E. Arlington Blvd.
Greenville, NC
Firm
Scott & Stringfellow, Inc.
Areas of Specialization
Retirement Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

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

Profession: Business Executives

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Mr. David Hunt, CFP®
(252) 756-7005
205 Plaza Dr Ste B
Greenville, NC
Firm
Raymond James Financial Services, Inc.
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Debt Management, Education Planning, Elder Care
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

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Mr. James G. Taunton, CFP®
(252) 756-4700
PO Box 816
Greenville, NC
Firm
Professional Planning Services
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Budget Development, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Divorce Issues, Education Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $250,001 - $500,000

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



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Mr. Stephen C. Brody, CFP®
(252) 321-0362
223 Commerce St
Greenville, NC
Firm
Greenville Financial Advisors

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Mr. E. Joe Moore, CFP®
(252) 531-9882
323 Clifton Street
Greenville, NC
Firm
E JOE MOORE CPA CFP PA

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Mr. Hugh W. Thompson, CFP®
(252) 756-6942
704 Cromwell Dr
Greenville, NC
Firm
Ameriprise Financial

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Mr. Richard C. Britt Jr., CFP®
(252) 355-1761
695 E Arlington Blvd Ste 100
Greenville, NC
Firm
Wells Fargo Bank - The Private Bank
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Elder Care, Estate Planning, Insurance 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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