Retirement Planning La Plata MD

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.

Carolyn Walder
Lifetime Wealth Planning and Management LLC
(703) 519-1254
120 Waterfront Street, Suite 410
National Harbor, MD
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Financial Issues Between Generations, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Retirement Plan Investment Advice
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

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

Mr. David C. Lohff, CFP®
(301) 934-9219
PO Box 672
La Plata, MD
Firm
Ameriprise Financial
Areas of Specialization
Budget Development, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, General Financial Planning, Government and Military, Insurance Planning, Intergenerational Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $250,001 - $500,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

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Mr. John W Jilek, CFP®
(301) 932-0305
9375 Chesapeake St Ste 107
La Plata, MD
Firm
Edward Jones Investments

Data Provided by:
Mr. Frank L. Nelson, CFP®
(301) 396-4647
8200 Bishopsgate Ln
White Plains, MD
Firm
Nelson Financial Planning Services, Inc
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Budget Development, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Debt Management, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning, Government and Military
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

Data Provided by:
Carolyn Walder
Lifetime Wealth Planning and Management LLC
(703) 519-1254
211 North Union Street, Suite 100
Alexandria, VA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Financial Issues Between Generations, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Retirement Plan Investment Advice
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Mr. Tim Murphy, CFP®
(301) 392-1957
108 La Grange Ave
La Plata, MD
Firm
Murphy's Law Firm, LLC

Data Provided by:
Mrs. Christine M. Parker, CFP®
(866) 681-7526
9300 Endowment Pl
La Plata, MD
Firm
Parker Financial, LLC
Areas of Specialization
Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning, Investment Management, Investment Planning, Retirement Income Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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

Profession: Business Executives

Data Provided by:
Mr. Roger Bruce Merrick, CFP®
(301) 934-9219
PO Box 672
La Plata, MD
Firm
Ameriprise Financial
Areas of Specialization
Charitable Giving, Investment Planning, Retirement Income Management, Retirement Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

Data Provided by:
Mr. Robert T. Ramos, CFP®
(301) 885-0955
603 Post Office Rd Ste 106
Waldorf, MD
Firm
Wealth Management Partners, LLC
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Divorce Issues, Estate Planning, Government and Military, Insurance Planning, Investment Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: Not Applicable

Average Income: Not Applicable

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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