Retirement Planning Naperville IL

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.

Mark Gilbert
Reason Financial Advisors, Inc.
(630) 807-9009
1717 N. Naper Blvd, Suite 200
Naperville, IL
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Ongoing Investment Management, Tax Planning, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Planning Issues for Business Owners
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CPA/PFS, MBA

Sean Sebold
Sebold Capital Management Inc.
(630) 548-9700
400 E. Diehl Rd.
Naperville, IL
Expertises
Planning Issues for Business Owners, Advising Entrepreneurs, Alternative or Private Investments, High Net Worth Client Needs, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Financial Issues Between Generations
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BA, CFA, CFP®, MBA

Brian Rezny
Rezny Wealth Management, Ltd.
(800) 618-8577
2287 Foxboro Lane
Naperville, IL
Expertises
High Net Worth Client Needs, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Retirement Plan Investment Advice
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Mark Berg
Timothy Financial Counsel, Inc.
(630) 681-0700
1749 South Naperville Road
Wheaton, IL
Expertises
Hourly Financial Planning Services, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, College/Education Planning, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Tax Planning, Planning Issues for Business Owners
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Donald Duncan
D3 Financial Counselors, LLC
(630) 271-0033
5151 Mochel Drive
Downers Grove, IL
Expertises
High Net Worth Client Needs, Hourly Financial Planning Services, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Tax Planning, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Advising Entrepreneurs
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFA, CFP®, CPA/PFS, MBA

Patrick Doland
Reason Financial Advisors, Inc.
(630) 807-9009
1717 N. Naper Blvd, Suite 200
Naperville, IL
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Middle Income Client Needs, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Women's Financial Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

Robert Gerstemeier
Gerstemeier Financial Group, LLC
(630) 420-6601
4300 Commerce Ct. Suite 300-22
Lisle, IL
Expertises
Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, College/Education Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CEA, CFP®, MBA

Kristopher Johnson
Timothy Financial Counsel, Inc.
(630) 681-0700
1749 South Naperville Road
Wheaton, IL
Expertises
Hourly Financial Planning Services, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, College/Education Planning, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Tax Planning, Planning Issues for Business Owners
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Mark Smith
Smith Financial Advisors Inc.
(630) 510-3262
1755 S. Naperville Road, Ste 100
Wheaton, IL
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

William Keffer
Keffer Financial Planning
(630) 842-5609
511 West Wesley Street
Wheaton, IL
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Middle Income Client Needs, Advising Employee Benefit Plan Participants, Insurance Related Issues, including Annuities, Divorce Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CDFA, CFP®, ChFc, CLU, MBA, CRPS

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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