Retirement Planning Laramie WY

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. Dale B. Sailors, CFP®
(307) 755-5516
5710 Howe Road
Laramie, WY
Firm
Principal Financial Group
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Business Succession Planning, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning, Insurance Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

Data Provided by:
Wells Fargo - Laramie
(307) 721-5700
2127 E Grand Ave
Laramie, WY
Type
Branch
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 09:00 AM-06:00 PM
Sat 09:00 AM-01:00 PM
Sun Closed

Holland Duell
Holland Duell Financial Strategies
(307) 672-6364
50 E. Loucks St,. Suite 210
Sheridan, WY
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Divorce Planning, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Socially Responsible Investments
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFA, CFP®, MBA

Lori L Rhyner, CFP®
(307) 739-3855
PO Box 1788
Jackson, WY
Firm
Wells Fargo Advisors

Data Provided by:
Dr. Nels A. Nelson (RFC®), CFP, CSA, LUTCF
(307) 674-7494
P.O. Box 1063
Sheridan, WY
Company
New Life Financial Inc.
Qualifications
Education: BS(Engineering), Doctorate Vet Medicine, Certified Financial Planner,
Years of Experience: 23
Membership
IARFC, FPA, NAIFA
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Business Planning, Portfolio Management, Pension Planning, Retirement Planning, Medicaid Planning, Employee Benefits, Mutual Funds, Annuities, Life Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Medical Insurance, Group Insurance, Charitable Planning, Healthcare Accounts, Asset Protection, BuySell, Compensation Plans

Data Provided by:
US Bank - Laramie Office
(307) 755-5187
568 N 3rd St
Laramie, WY
Drive Up Hours
Mon 08:00 am to 05:30 pm
Tue 08:00 am to 05:30 pm
Wed 08:00 am to 05:30 pm
Thur 08:00 am to 05:30 pm
Fri 08:00 am to 05:30 pm
Sat 09:00 am to 12:00 pm

Connie Brezik
Asset Strategies, Inc.
(307) 266-4525
111 West 2nd Street, Suite 608
Casper, WY
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Advising Medical Professionals, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA, PFS

Mr. Ken E. Malm, CFP®
(307) 245-3222
PO Box 730
Pine Bluffs, WY
Firm
Financial Services Center

Data Provided by:
Mr. Kyle D. Geffre, CFP®
(307) 633-8404
401 West 19th
Cheyenne, WY
Firm
First Interstate Bank Wealth Management
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Banking, Business Succession Planning, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

Data Provided by:
Mr. A. Andrew Steele, CFP®
(307) 587-2600
1735 Sheridan Ave Ste 232
Cody, WY
Firm
Steele Financial Services, Inc
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

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....

Click here to read the rest of this article at Zacks.com