Retirement Planning Portsmouth VA

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.

Vivian Honeycutt CFP(R)
Honeycutt Financial Services, LLC
(757) 962-7522
676 Independence Pkwy #120
Chesapeake, VA
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Ongoing Investment Management, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, High Net Worth Client Needs
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Marshall H. Groom, Jr.
Groom Financial Advisory
(804) 716-2100
4445 Corporation Lane, Suite 200
Virginia Beach, VA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Hourly Financial Planning Services, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, High Net Worth Client Needs, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, JD

Jim Flinchum
Bay Capital Advisors, LLC
(757) 963-5699
2309 Mariner's Mark Way, Suite 401
Virginia Beach, VA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, High Net Worth Client Needs, Hourly Financial Planning Services, Financial Issues Between Generations
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CIMA

Katherine Brown
The Advisory Firm of Katherine Brown, LLC
(757) 847-3040
751 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Suite H-2
Newport News, VA
Expertises
Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Hourly Financial Planning Services, Ongoing Investment Management, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BA, CSA, PFP

Mr. Larry D. Laine, CFP®
(757) 613-7126
356 Maryland Ave
Portsmouth, VA
Firm
Securities America, Inc.
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

Average Income: $250,001 - $500,000

Profession: Service Professionals

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Robert Tull
Tull Financial Group, Inc.
(757) 436-1122
640 Independence Parkway, Suite 300
Chesapeake, VA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Tax Planning, Insurance Related Issues, including Annuities
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

William Edwards
Financial Management Consultants of Virginia
(757) 498-7028
249 Elon Court
Virginia Beach, VA
Expertises
Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Ongoing Investment Management, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Middle Income Client Needs, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, ChFc

Ron Pearson
Beach Financial Advisory Service
(757) 428-6634
6204 Ocean Front Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Special Needs Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BA, CFP®, MA

Mr. Roland T Martin, CFP®
(757) 288-7154
3636 High St
Portsmouth, VA
Firm
VALIC Financial Advisors, Inc.
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning, Insurance Planning, Investment Management

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Mr. Michael B. Broadhurst, CFP®
(757) 399-7499
355 Crawford St
Portsmouth, VA
Firm
Financial Counselors of Virginia, Inc.
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Investment Management, Investment Planning, Retirement Income Management, Retirement Planning, Securities
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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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