Retirement Planning Juneau AK

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.

Ms. Amy L. Volz, CFP®
(907) 463-5511
119 Seward St Ste 7
Juneau, AK
Firm
Samuel D Skaggs Investments
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Budget Development, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Divorce Issues, General Financial Planning, Investment Management, Investment Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000



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Collin Todd, CFP®
(907) 209-6196
114 S Franklin St Ste 202
Juneau, AK
Firm
New Outlook Financial, LLC
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Budget Development, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Debt Management, Education Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning

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Wells Fargo - Glacier Valley
(907) 789-9550
9150 Glacier Hwy
Juneau, AK
Type
Branch
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 09:00 AM-06:00 PM
Sat 10:00 AM-05:00 PM
Sun Closed

Walter F. Coulter, CFP®
(907) 479-3000
1300 Washington Dr Ste 200
Fairbanks, AK
Firm
First Command Financial Planni
Areas of Specialization
General Financial Planning, Government and Military, Investment Management, Long-Term Care, Retirement Planning, Sudden Wealth Management

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Luke Merriner, CFP®
(907) 257-0216
3900 C St Ste 502
Anchorage, AK
Firm
Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Retirement Income Management, Wealth Management

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John Morgan Brantner, CFP®
(907) 523-3422
8800 Glacier Hwy Ste 222
Juneau, AK
Firm
Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Business Succession Planning, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning, Insurance Planning, Investment Management

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Wells Fargo - Lemon Creek
(907) 780-5299
1610 Anka St
Juneau, AK
Type
Branch
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 09:00 AM-06:00 PM
Sat-Sun Closed

Wells Fargo - Juneau
(907) 586-3324
123 Seward St
Juneau, AK
Type
Branch
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 09:30 AM-05:00 PM
Sat-Sun Closed

Mr. Terry P. Welsh, CFP®
(907) 225-0619
621 Pine St # B
Ketchikan, AK
Firm
Alaska Financial Associates, Inc.

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Mr. Robert N. Mikunda, CFP®
(907) 227-4885
37355 Arctic Tern Rd
Soldotna, AK
Firm
Buckingham Asset Mangement, LLC
Areas of Specialization
Wealth Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

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

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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