Retirement Planning Racine WI

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.

Michael Haubrich
Financial Service Group, Inc.
(262) 554-4500
4812 Northwestern Avenue
Racine, WI
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Financial Issues Between Generations, Planning Issues for Unmarried & Same-Sex Couples, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Mr. Todd Michael Schober, CFP®
(262) 619-2800
555 Main Street
Racine, WI
Firm
Johnson Insurance Services, LLC
Areas of Specialization
Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Estate Planning, Insurance Planning, Long-Term Care

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Mr. Daniel J. Morrisey, CFP®
(262) 634-1911
One Main Street Ste 300
Racine, WI
Firm
Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

Data Provided by:
Mr. Jon L. Antonneau, CFP®
(262) 636-1860
1300 S. Green Bay Rd.
Racine, WI
Firm
David Insurance Agency, Inc.

Data Provided by:
Mr. Michael A. Schold, CFP®
(262) 554-4660
5439 Durand Ave
Mount Pleasant, WI
Firm
Stifel Nicolaus
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: Not Applicable

Average Income: Not Applicable

Profession: Not Applicable

Data Provided by:
Daniel Stobba
Stobba Financial Planning
(414) 425-3610
10258 West Cascade Drive
Franklin, WI
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Advising Employee Benefit Plan Participants, Middle Income Client Needs
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®

Ms. Kathy A. Ciszewski, CFP®
(262) 619-2718
555 Main St
Racine, WI
Firm
Johnson Bank
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Banking, Debt Management, General Financial Planning, Mortgages, Wealth Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

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

Profession: Business Executives

Data Provided by:
Mr. Michael D. Bishop, CFP®
(262) 631-5000
One Main St.
Racine, WI
Firm
Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc.

Data Provided by:
Michele A. Randall, CFP®
(262) 373-6296
1458 Horizon Blvd Ste 100
Mount Pleasant, WI
Firm
Randall & Pobar, LLC - Your financial partners
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Divorce Issues, Education Planning, Investment Management, Life Transitions, Retirement Income Management

Data Provided by:
Mr. Skipper Wayne Riley, CFP®
(262) 884-8080
1131 Prairie Dr Ste 300
Mount Pleasant, WI
Firm
Riley Financial Services LLC
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning

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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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