Retirement Planning Palm Bay FL

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.

Mary Baldwin
Mary E. Baldwin, CFP
(321) 722-0511
1735 West Hibiscus Boulevard, Suite 200
Melbourne, FL
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Planning Issues for Business Owners
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

Mr. Daniel Joseph Bosinger, CFP®
1300 S Babcock St
Melbourne, FL
Firm
BB&T
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Banking, Budget Development, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Debt Management

Data Provided by:
Ms. Nita Torcasio Grisham, CFP®
(321) 676-0300
1499 S Harbor City Blvd Ste 400
Melbourne, FL
Firm
Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC

Data Provided by:
Ms. Mary E. Baldwin, CFP®
(321) 722-0511
1735 W Hibiscus Blvd
Melbourne, FL
Firm
Baldwin & Associates
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning, Investment Management, Retirement Income Management, Retirement Planning, Sudden Wealth Management, Wealth Management

Data Provided by:
Mr. Robert Mastrosimone, CFP®
(321) 733-2280
100 Rialto Pl
Melbourne, FL
Firm
Mastro Financial Services, LLC

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Daniel Moisand
Moisand Fitzgerald Tamayo, LLC
(321) 253-5400
6767 N. Wickham Road, Suite 215
Melbourne, FL
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Retirement Plan Investment Advice
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Mr. Michael L. Arbogast, CFP®
(321) 723-5480
108 W New Haven Ave
Melbourne, FL
Firm
Arbogast Financial Center
Areas of Specialization
Insurance Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

Data Provided by:
Mr. Norman C. Hayden, CFP®
(321) 984-2639
1692 W Hibiscus Blvd Ste 711
Melbourne, FL
Firm
Raymond James Financial Serv

Data Provided by:
Mr. Gary E. Schermerhorn, CFP®
(321) 725-3676
3125 W New Haven Ave
West Melbourne, FL
Firm
Gary E. Schermerhorn, P.A.

Data Provided by:
Mr. Richard H. Laliker, CFP®
(321) 409-4400
1499 S Harbor City Blvd Ste 400
Melbourne, FL
Firm
Wells Fargo Advisors
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Estate Planning, Investment Management, Long-Term Care, Retirement Income Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: Not Applicable

Average Income: Not Applicable

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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