Retirement Planning Rapid City SD

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.

Richard Kahler
Kahler Financial Group
(605) 343-1400
1010 9th Street, Suite 1
Rapid City, SD
Expertises
Real Estate Investments, Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, High Net Worth Client Needs, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Planning Issues for Business Owners
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, ChFc, MSFP

Mr. Christopher B. Green, CFP®
7145 Prestwick Rd
Rapid City, SD
Firm
Green Wealth Management, Inc.
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Investment Management, Investment Planning, Retirement Income Management, Retirement Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

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



Data Provided by:
Mr. David W. Schmidt, CFP®
(605) 342-5434
2834 Jackson Blvd
Rapid City, SD
Firm
Dave Schmidt Insurance Agency,

Data Provided by:
Ms. Myrna L. Mitchell, CFP®
(605) 343-1408
4116 Heidiway Ct
Rapid City, SD
Firm
Consultative Services, Inc. dba Myrna Mitchell, MBA, CFP
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Budget Development, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Elder Care, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

Data Provided by:
Mr. Bruce E. Nearhood, CFP®
(605) 716-8931
333 West Blvd Ste 120
Rapid City, SD
Firm
First Interstate Bank

Data Provided by:
Mr. Duncan D. Mcrae, CFP®
(605) 721-9588
2800 Jackson Blvd.
Rapid City, SD
Firm
Investment Centers of America
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Budget Development, Business Succession Planning, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Divorce Issues, Elder Care, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

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

Profession: Self-Employed Business Owners

Data Provided by:
Mr. Donald L. Frankenfeld, CFP®
(605) 348-8441
3601 Canyon Lake Dr Ste 2
Rapid City, SD
Firm
Frankenfeld Associates

Data Provided by:
Mr. Thietje A. Hunt, CFP®
(605) 399-2741
2040 W Main St
Rapid City, SD
Firm
Ameriprise Financial Services
Areas of Specialization
Estate Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $100,001 - $250,000

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

Profession: Legal Professionals

Data Provided by:
Mrs. Julie D. Martinez, CFP®
(605) 342-8840
829 Quincy Street
Rapid City, SD
Firm
Purple Wealth LLC
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning, Estate Planning, Intergenerational Planning, Life Transitions, Retirement Planning, Sudden Wealth Management, Young Professionals

Data Provided by:
Mr. Randy W. Ellis, CFP®
(605) 348-3030
1575 North LaCrosse St.
Rapid City, SD
Firm
Ameriprise Financial
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Estate Planning, Investment Management, Investment Planning, Retirement Planning
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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