Retirement Planning Prescott AZ

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.

Janie Strasser
Ponderosa Wealth Management
(928) 777-2381
1129 Iron Springs Road
Prescott, AZ
Expertises
Planning Issues for Business Owners, Ongoing Investment Management, Tax Planning, Retirement Plan Investment Advice
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA, MBA

Ms. Ellen G. Platamone, CFP®
(928) 445-2598
1678 Oaklawn Dr
Prescott, AZ
Firm
Wealth Management Concepts Inc

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Mr. Bruce R. Hosler, CFP®
(928) 778-7666
973 W Gurley St
Prescott, AZ
Firm
Hosler Wealth Management LLC
Areas of Specialization
Estate Planning, Investment Management, Retirement Income Management, Retirement Planning, Tax Planning, Tax Preparation, Wealth Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

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



Data Provided by:
Mr. Charles Edwin Taylor, CFP®
(928) 778-0933
1555 Plaza West Dr
Prescott, AZ
Firm
Taylor Padgett Financial Grou
Areas of Specialization
Wealth Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

Average Income: Not Applicable

Profession: Medical/Dental Professionals

Data Provided by:
Mr. James M. Poindexter, CFP®
(928) 443-5542
1965 Commerce Center Circle
Prescott, AZ
Firm
Poindexter Financial Group Inc
Areas of Specialization
Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Divorce Issues, Elder Care, Estate Planning, Healthcare Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

Data Provided by:
Mr. Carl D. Warrick, CFP®
(928) 445-1673
1456 W Gurley St
Prescott, AZ
Firm
Yavapai Financial Planning LLC
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Retirement Planning, Tax Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: Not Applicable

Average Income: Not Applicable

Profession: Not Applicable

Data Provided by:
Ms. Jodi O. Padgett, CFP®
(928) 778-0933
1555 Plaza West Dr
Prescott, AZ
Firm
Taylor & Padgett Financial Gro
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Divorce Issues, Elder Care, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

Data Provided by:
Mr. Steven C. Rhein, CFP®
(928) 771-2117
141 S McCormick St
Prescott, AZ
Firm
Ameriprise Financial Services
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $250,001 - $500,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

Data Provided by:
Ms. Cynthia Degeorge, CFP®
(928) 445-7060
534 Quail Hollow Dr
Prescott, AZ
Firm
Gurley LTCI
Areas of Specialization
Long-Term Care
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: Not Applicable

Average Income: Not Applicable



Data Provided by:
Mr. Michael R. Bacigalupi, CFP®
(928) 445-2598
1678 Oaklawn Dr Ste B
Prescott, AZ
Firm
Wealth Management Concepts, In

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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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