Retirement Planning Medford OR

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.

Maura Van Heuit
Ashland Financial Solutions
(541) 488-0460
570 A Street
Ashland, OR
Expertises
College/Education Planning, Middle Income Client Needs, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Tax Planning, Women's Financial Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®

Mr. Russell M. Kautz, CFP®
(541) 857-0200
106 Oregon Terrace
Medford, OR
Firm
Wedbush Securities
Areas of Specialization
Investment Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

Data Provided by:
Mr. Tyson F. Wood, CFP®
(541) 734-7102
830 Alder Creek Dr
Medford, OR
Firm
UBS Financial Services
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Investment Management, Retirement Planning

Data Provided by:
Mr. Benjamin J. Kalina, CFP®
(541) 773-2246
3140 Juanipero Way Ste 101
Medford, OR
Firm
Northwestern Mutual
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Business Succession Planning, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning

Data Provided by:
Paul T Caswell, CFP®
(541) 779-5633
716 Cardley Ave
Medford, OR
Firm
Financial Network Investment Corporation
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning

Data Provided by:
Mr. Stephen L. Gerritz, CFP®
2401 Meadowcreek Drive
Medford, OR
Firm
Gerritz Wealth Management, Inc.
Areas of Specialization
Investment Management, Retirement Income Management, Sudden Wealth Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

Data Provided by:
Mr. Lawrence Anthony Cogdell Jr., CFP®
(541) 770-6999
833 Alder Creek Dr Ste A
Medford, OR
Firm
Planner4U LLC
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial 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

Data Provided by:
Mr. David Lee Glauser, CFP®
115 W Stewart Ave Ste 201
Medford, OR
Firm
Cetera Advisors

Data Provided by:
Mr. Bruce J. Garetto, CFP®
(541) 779-0800
1150 Crater Lake Ave Ste A
Medford, OR
Firm
Summit Brokerage Services
Areas of Specialization
General Financial Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

Data Provided by:
Mr. Nathan E. Williams, CFP®
(541) 292-3493
3140 Juanipero Way Ste 102
Medford, OR
Firm
Symmetric Wealth Management, LLC

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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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