Retirement Planning North Platte NE

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.

Marc Werkmeister, CFP®
(308) 534-8210
501 S Jeffers St
North Platte, NE
Firm
SagePoint Financial, Inc
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Budget Development, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Elder Care

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US Bank - North Platte Office
(308) 532-2058
301 N Bailey
North Platte, NE
Drive Up Hours
Mon 08:30 am to 05:00 pm
Tue 08:30 am to 05:00 pm
Wed 08:30 am to 05:00 pm
Thur 08:30 am to 05:00 pm
Fri 08:30 am to 05:00 pm
Sat 09:00 am to 12:00 pm

Wells Fargo - South Towne
(308) 534-9307
1304 S Jeffers St
North Platte, NE
Type
Branch
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 07:30 AM-05:30 PM
Sat 08:00 AM-12:00 PM
Sun Closed

Jason Hiley
Karstens Investment Counsel, Inc.
(402) 492-2727
10250 Regency Circle, Suite 100
Omaha, NE
Expertises
Women's Financial Planning Issues, Advising Medical Professionals, College/Education Planning, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Ongoing Investment Management
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Keith Smith
K.P. Smith Asset Management
(402) 392-0509
9910 N. 48th Street Suite 112
Omaha, NE
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, College/Education Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, PhD

Mr. Douglas D. Peterson, CFP®
(308) 534-8210
PO Box 1070
North Platte, NE
Firm
SagePoint Financial, Inc.
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Estate Planning, Insurance Planning, Investment Management

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Wells Fargo - North Platte
(308) 532-3800
315 N Dewey St
North Platte, NE
Type
Branch
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 07:30 AM-05:30 PM
Sat 08:00 AM-12:00 PM
Sun Closed

Wells Fargo Advisors
(308) 532-1783
319 East Francis St.
North Platte, NE

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Michael Karstens
Karstens Investment Counsel, Inc.
(402) 492-2727
10250 Regency Circle, Suite 100
Omaha, NE
Expertises
Advising Medical Professionals, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Retirement Plan Investment Advice
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, AIFA, BS, CFP®

Mr. Daniel T. Monaghan, CFP®
(308) 946-3034
514 G St
Central City, NE
Firm
Symphonic Financial Advisors
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Elder Care, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits
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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