Retirement Planning Madison WI

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.

Michael Dubis
Michael A. Dubis Financial Planning, LLC
(608) 827-6755
10 East Doty Street, Suite 800
Madison, WI
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Advising Medical Professionals, High Net Worth Client Needs, Real Estate Investments, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

William McDonald
Retirement Planning Solutions, LLC
(608) 831-9788
5614 Sandhill Drive
Middleton, WI
Expertises
Middle Income Client Needs, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Ongoing Investment Management, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Hourly Financial Planning Services
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CPA/PFS

Kathryn Hankard
Fiscal Fitness, LLC
(608) 848-1133
211 E. Verona Avenue, Suite 4
Verona, WI
Expertises
College/Education Planning, Hourly Financial Planning Services, Socially Responsible Investments, Middle Income Client Needs, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®

Mr. Jason Krueger, CFP®
(608) 819-0501
2501 W Beltline Hwy
Madison, WI
Firm
Ameriprise Financial
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Debt Management, Education Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, General Financial Planning, Insurance Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $250,001 - $500,000

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

Profession: Government Employees

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Shannon M. Anderson, CFP®
(608) 819-0520
2501 W Beltline Hwy Ste 301
Madison, WI
Firm
Ameriprise Financial

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Kurt Krumholz
SVA Wealth Management, Inc.
(608) 831-8181 Ext: 2163
P.O. Box 44966
Madison, WI
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Ongoing Investment Management
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BBA, CFP®

Shannon Wegner
Wegner Asset Management
(608) 441-9711
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Middleton, WI
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Ongoing Investment Management, High Net Worth Client Needs, Middle Income Client Needs, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Estate & Generational Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Mr. Joshua M Satzer, CFP®
(608) 268-1640
6400 Gisholt Dr
Madison, WI
Firm
Prudential Financial
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $100,001 - $250,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

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Ms. Lauri B. Droster, CFP®
(608) 252-7524
10 E Doty St
Madison, WI
Firm
RBC Wealth Management

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Mr. Robert G. Armstrong, CFP®
(608) 250-7120
10 E Doty St Ste 320
Madison, WI
Firm
ACS Johnson Investment Advisor

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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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