Retirement Planning Metairie LA

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.

Shelley Ferro
Ferro Financial LLC
(504) 831-1813
2121 N. Causeway Blvd Suite 160
Metarie, LA
Expertises
Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Advising Medical Professionals
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, EA

Linda Deane
Deane Retirement Strategies, Inc.
(504) 582-2345
1100 Poydras Street, Suite 2065
New Orleans, LA
Expertises
Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Ongoing Investment Management, Advising Employee Benefit Plan Participants, High Net Worth Client Needs, Advising Medical Professionals
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, AIF, CEA, CFP®, CRC, RFC

Mr. James M. Ewing, CFP®
(504) 887-9355
4501 West Napleon Ave
Metairie, LA
Firm
Ameriprise Financial Services,
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Budget Development, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning

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Mr. Peter Lovecchio Jr., CFP®
(504) 837-0621
1 Galleria Blvd Ste 1620
Metairie, LA
Firm
Ameriprise Financial

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Mr. Terry Lea Sullivan, CFP®
(504) 837-1733
One Galleria Blvd
Metairie, LA
Firm
Raymond James Financial Serv

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Michael Zabalaoui
Resource Management, Inc.
(504) 833-5378
3300 West Esplanade Avenue, Suite 509
Metairie, LA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Planning Issues for Business Owners
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA/PFS, MS

Keith Deane
Deane Retirement Strategies, Inc.
(504) 582-2345
1100 Poydras Street, Suite 2065
New Orleans, LA
Expertises
Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Ongoing Investment Management, Advising Employee Benefit Plan Participants, High Net Worth Client Needs, Advising Medical Professionals
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CRC

Mr. Craig S Wroten, CFP®
(504) 837-1657
1013 N. Causeway Blvd
Metairie, LA
Firm
Edward Jones
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Budget Development, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Debt Management, Education Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

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Ms. Carolyn G. Stolz, CFP®
(504) 837-2019
1 Galleria Blvd Ste 1620
Metairie, LA
Firm
Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning, Divorce Issues, Estate Planning, Insurance Planning, Investment Management, Long-Term Care, Retirement Income Management

Data Provided by:
Ms. Shelley M. Ferro, CFP®
2121 N. Causeway Blvd
Metairie, LA
Firm
Ferro Financial, LLC
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Investment Planning, Retirement Income Management, Retirement Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $250,001 - $500,000

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

Profession: Medical/Dental Professionals

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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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