Retirement Planning Murfreesboro TN

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.

Mr. Jason W. Qualls, CFP®
(615) 878-2134
3210 Bilbrey Drive
Murfreesboro, TN
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Budget Development, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Debt Management, Divorce Issues, Education Planning, Estate Planning

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Mr. Martin Hunter Mcfarlin, CFP®
(615) 890-1070
119 N. Maple Street
Murfreesboro, TN
Firm
McFarlin Financial Partners, LLC

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Mr. Brian Coleman, CFP®
(615) 890-5122
1608 Williams Dr Ste 100
Murfreesboro, TN
Firm
Edward Jones
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Estate Planning, Insurance Planning, Investment Planning, Long-Term Care, Retirement Planning

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Dr. John Thomas Lee, CFP®
(615) 904-6373
710 NW Broad St
Murfreesboro, TN
Firm
Wilson Bank and Trust
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning, Investment Planning, Retirement Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: Not Applicable

Average Income: Not Applicable

Profession: Not Applicable

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Mr. Ralph F. Weber, CFP®
(805) 277-0741
2441Q Old Fort Pkwy Ste 329
Murfreesboro, TN
Firm
Route Three Life Health Disability

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Ms. Jennifer A. Sexton, CFP®
(615) 890-9411
745 S Church St Ste 401
Murfreesboro, TN
Firm
Ameriprise Financial Services,
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Budget Development, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Insurance Planning, Investment Management, Long-Term Care
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

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Ms. Regina Embry, CFP®
(615) 962-9122
716A S Church St
Murfreesboro, TN
Firm
Quest Financial Group
Areas of Specialization
General Financial Planning, Insurance Planning, Investment Management, Long-Term Care, Retirement Planning, Socially Responsible Investments, Women's Finances

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Roy L. Fulton (RFC®), MBA
(615) 904-1871
1143 Bramble Trail
Murfreesboro, TN
Company
Primerica Financial Services
Qualifications
Education: BS, MBA
Years of Experience: 9
Membership
IARFC
Services
Invoice, Retirement Planning, Mutual Funds, Mortgage Loans, Annuities, Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Education Plan

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Mr. Patrick Eric Poole, CFP®
237 Castlewood Dr Ste E
Murfreesboro, TN
Firm
Edward D. Jones & Co., L.P.

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Mr. Tracey Alan Binkley, CFP®
(615) 764-4473
804 N Thompson Ln Ste 2A
Murfreesboro, TN
Firm
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

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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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