Retirement Planning Modesto CA

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.

Ms. Terri Amerio-Bell, CFP®
(209) 572-1040
PO Box 5302
Modesto, CA
Areas of Specialization
Estate Planning, General Financial Planning, Small Business Planning, Tax Planning, Tax Preparation, Young Professionals
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: Not Applicable

Average Income: Not Applicable

Profession: Not Applicable

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Jeffrey S Burrow, CFP®
(209) 579-5900
1101 Sylvan Ave
Modesto, CA
Firm
Valley Wealth, Inc.
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Estate Planning, Investment Planning, Retirement Income Management, Retirement Planning, Securities, Wealth Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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

Profession: Self-Employed Business Owners

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Mr. Thomas K. Thorson (RFC®), CEP, CSA, LUTCF
(209) 522-0250
1101 Standiford Ave., Suite C-2
Modesto, CA
Company
Thorson Financial Estate Management, Inc.
Qualifications
Education: BA
Years of Experience: 23
Membership
IARFC, NAIFA
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, Medicaid Planning, Tax Planning, Seminars Work, Employee Benefits, Stocks and Bonds, Mutual Funds, Mortgage Loans, CommOptions, CD Banking, Annuities, Life Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Medical Insurance, Group Insurance, Charitable Planning, Healthcare Accounts, Charitable Foundations, Asset Protection, Compensation Plans

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Mr. Samuel E. Dameron, CFP®
(209) 576-6790
1419 K ST
Modesto, CA
Firm
Financial Advisers of America, LLC
Areas of Specialization
Investment Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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

Profession: Self-Employed Business Owners

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Mr. David O Hamer, CFP®
(209) 576-3207
1020 10th St. #200
Modesto, CA
Firm
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Debt Management, Divorce Issues, Education Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits

Data Provided by:
Mr. Gregory A. Crosby, CFP®
(209) 576-8000
1101 Sylvan Ave
Modesto, CA
Firm
Crosby, Trevino & Associates, Inc.

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Mr. Tony D. Trevino, CFP®
(209) 576-8000
1101 Sylvan Ave Ste B2
Modesto, CA
Firm
FSC Securities Corporation

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Steven B. Pinedo, CFP®
(209) 579-9992
3340 Tully Rd Ste B5
Modesto, CA
Firm
Abdallah & Pinedo Financial

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Mr. Abe Askil, CFP®
(209) 529-3089
1500 J St
Modesto, CA
Firm
Titan Capital Management LLC

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Mr. Thomas Lyle Bryant, CFP®
(209) 577-5704
121 Rue De Yoe
Modesto, CA
Firm
TICG
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Elder Care, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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

Profession: Self-Employed Business Owners

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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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