Retirement Planning Oxford MS

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.

Martin Mesecke
Self Worth Financial Planning LLC
(662) 452-0525
2206 Anderson Road
Oxford, MS
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Mr. Richard L. Devoe, CFP®
(662) 234-0703
1420 N Lamar Blvd
Oxford, MS
Firm
DeVoe Carr, Pllc
Areas of Specialization
Accounting, Asset Allocation, Budget Development, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Debt Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

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Mr. W. Joel Bell, CFP®
(901) 870-7638
103 N. Lamar Blvd.
Oxford, MS
Firm
Strategic Financial Partners
Areas of Specialization
Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning, Insurance Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

Data Provided by:
Tiffany Ballard
Bergland Wealth Management, Inc.
(601) 956-5181
PO Box 1318
Ridgeland, MS
Expertises
Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Advising Medical Professionals, Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Estate & Generational Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, AIF, CFP®

John Bergland, Jr.
Bergland Wealth Management, Inc.
(601) 956-5181
PO Box 1318
Ridgeland, MS
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Advising Medical Professionals, Ongoing Investment Management, High Net Worth Client Needs
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, AIF, CFP®, M.Div.

Mr. Mark C. Hartnett, CFP®
(662) 528-7671
2084 Old Taylor Road, Suite 107
Oxford, MS
Firm
Family Wealth Practices LLC
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Banking, Budget Development, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Estate Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $5,000,001 or more



Data Provided by:
Mr. James C Langley, CFP®
(662) 236-1510
607 South Lamar
Oxford, MS
Firm
Edward Jones Investments
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Debt Management, Education Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning

Data Provided by:
Regions Bank - Oxford Westside Center
(662) 232-8014
1800 Jackson Avenue West
Oxford, MS
Type
Branch
Office Hours
M-S CLOSED
Su NA
Drive Up Hours
M-Th 9:00-4:30
F 9:00-5:00
S CLOSED
Su NA

Martin Mesecke
Self Worth Financial Planning LLC
(662) 452-0525
2206 Anderson Road
Oxford, MS
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Ms. Rhonda Ferguson, CFP®
(662) 327-1480
1121 2nd Ave N
Columbus, MS
Firm
Financial Concepts
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $250,001 - $500,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

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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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