Retirement Planning Morgantown WV

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.

Edwin Landis
60 West Street Suite 404
Annapolis, MD
Company
Title: Financial Consultant
Company: Landis Financial Services
Type
Investment Advisor Rep: Yes
Education
Michigan State University/ BA
Service
401k Rollover From Employer,Income for Life/ Preserve Principal,Life Insurance,Investment & Portfolio Management,Investment Consulting & Allocation Design,Business Succession & Liquidation Planning,Estate Tax Planning,Asset Protection Strategies & Planning,Hourly Financial Planning Engagements,Stock Market Alternative,Medicaid,Retirement Planning,Long-Term Health Care Planning,Annuity Ideas & Strategy Planning,Planning For Personal Finances & Budgeting,Retirement Income Accumulation Planning,Ind

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Mr. Richard A. Sementa, CFP®
(304) 581-6081
990 Elmer Prince Drive
Morgantown, WV
Firm
United Brokerage Services, Inc.
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Banking, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, General Financial Planning, Investment Management, Investment Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

Profession: Business Executives

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Mr. H. Thomas Broadwater, CFP®
(724) 439-8636
81 West Main St
Uniontown, PA
Firm
United Brokerage Services, Inc
Areas of Specialization
Banking, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Wealth Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $100,001 - $250,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

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James Winter
Mountaineer Financial Planning, LLC
(304) 722-2065
410 6th Avenue
St. Albans, WV
Expertises
Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, College/Education Planning, Middle Income Client Needs, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA/PFS, MBA

Mr. Frederick M. Hollida, CFP®
(304) 263-0891
201 E Burke St
Martinsburg, WV
Firm
CoxHollidaPrice LLP
Areas of Specialization
Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Estate Planning, Insurance Planning, Investment Management, Long-Term Care

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Mr. Bradey J. Loffert, CFP®
(304) 282-0702
121 Simpson St
Morgantown, WV
Firm
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
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:
Mr. Lester J. Clark, CFP®
(304) 598-0003
3041 University Avenue
Morgantown, WV
Firm
Ameriprie

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Investors Capital
(724) 437-2862
Two West Main Street Suite 140
Uniontown, PA
 
Archibald Hoxton
Hoxton Financial, Inc.
(304) 876-2619
8530 Shepherdstown Pike
Shepherdstown, WV
Expertises
Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Ongoing Investment Management, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Advising Medical Professionals, High Net Worth Client Needs
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, AAMS, AIF, CFP®

Ms. Mary Jane Kendall, CFP®
(304) 720-7625
12 Kenton Drive
Charleston, WV
Firm
Ameriprise Financial Services,

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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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