Retirement Planning Orange 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.

Ricardo Ulivi
Ulivi Wealth Management
(714) 771-6000
369 South Glassell Street
Orange, CA
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Real Estate Investments, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, MBA, PhD

Richard Schultz
Schultz Financial Management Corp.
(714) 731-0848
1171 Appian Way
North Tustin, CA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Real Estate Investments
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®

David Barnett
Barnett Financial Planning
(714) 731-6300
1442 Irvine, Blvd., Suite 212
Tustin, CA
Expertises
Middle Income Client Needs, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Ongoing Investment Management, Advising Medical Professionals, Real Estate Investments, Hourly Financial Planning Services
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

David Little
Eclectic Associates, Inc.
(714) 738-0220
1021 W. Bastanchury Road, Suite 120
Fullerton, CA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, College/Education Planning, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations, Tax Planning, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFA, CFP®

Carl Camp
Eclectic Associates, Inc.
(714) 738-0220
1021 W. Bastanchury Road, Suite 120
Fullerton, CA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, College/Education Planning, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations, Tax Planning, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®

Linda Barlow
Linda A. Barlow, CFP
(714) 953-1232
2700 N. Main Street, Suite 850
Santa Ana, CA
Expertises
Special Needs Planning, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Hourly Financial Planning Services
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MS

Steven Medland
TABR Capital Management, LLC
(714) 704-9180
500 N. State College Blvd, Suite 1320
Orange, CA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, High Net Worth Client Needs, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

Steven Weydert
Weydert Wealth Management
(949) 272-5700
8105 Irvine Center Drive, 9th Floor
Irvine, CA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Tax Planning, High Net Worth Client Needs, Estate & Generational Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MS

Heena Shah
Lighthouse Financial Services, Inc.
(714) 572-8900
3000 East Birch, Suite 107
Brea, CA
Expertises
Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Tax Planning, Ongoing Investment Management, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Bryan Wisda
Summit Wealth Management, Inc.
(949) 753-9270
9210 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA
Expertises
Advising Medical Professionals, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Professional Athletes or Entertainers, Planning Issues for Unmarried & Same-Sex Couples, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Hourly Financial Planning Services
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

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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