Retirement Planning Poughkeepsie NY

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.

Mr. Joseph Carl Steiniger, CFP®
(845) 483-7940
The Beechwood Group
Poughkeepsie, NY
Firm
Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
Areas of Specialization
Charitable Giving, Education Planning, Estate Planning, Investment Management, Investment Planning, Retirement Income Management, Retirement Planning

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Ms. Robin Vaccai-Yess, CFP®
(845) 471-0764
181 Church St Ste 101
Poughkeepsie, NY
Areas of Specialization
Divorce Issues, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning, Investment Planning, Life Transitions, Retirement Income Management, Retirement Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $250,001 - $500,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

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Mr. Charles M. Simon, CFP®
(845) 486-5039
42 Catharine Street
Poughkeepsie, NY
Firm
Taconic Advisors Inc
Areas of Specialization
Life Transitions
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: Not Applicable

Average Income: Not Applicable



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Mr. John T. Mcfadden, CFP®
(845) 463-1045
22 IBM Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY
Firm
McFadden & Associates

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Ms. Susan L. Murphy, CFP®
(845) 431-2222
2649 South Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY
Firm
Merrill Lynch
Areas of Specialization
Retirement Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $250,001 - $500,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

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Mrs. Mellany Bagtas, CFP®
(845) 431-2267
2649 South Road
Poughkeepsie, NY
Firm
Merrill Lynch Group, Inc.
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning, General Financial Planning, Investment Management, Retirement Income Management, Retirement Planning, Wealth Management, Women's Finances

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John J Gadonniex, CFP®
(845) 431-2205
2649 South Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY
Firm
Merrill Lynch
Areas of Specialization
Investment Management, Life Transitions, Retirement Income Management, Risk Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

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



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Kara Gadonniex, CFP®
(845) 431-2238
2649 South Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY
Firm
Merrill Lynch
Areas of Specialization
Women's Finances

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Mr. James P. Agrawal, CFP®
(845) 463-1047
22 IBM Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY
Firm
J Agrawal Financial Group
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Elder Care, General Financial Planning, Retirement Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

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Mr. Patrick John Ford, CFP®
85 Civic Center Plz Ste 202
Poughkeepsie, NY
Firm
AXA Advisors

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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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