Retirement Planning South Burlington VT

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.

Jamie Milne
Milne Financial Planning, Inc.
(802) 476-0602
76 Ethan Allen Drive, Suite 4
South Burlington, VT
Expertises
Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Middle Income Client Needs, Ongoing Investment Management, Socially Responsible Investments, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Divorce Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CDFA, CFP®, MBA

Donald Dempsey
Dempsey Investment Management, LLC
(802) 764-5815
PO Box 1591
Williston, VT
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Hourly Financial Planning Services, High Net Worth Client Needs, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Middle Income Client Needs
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Mr. Marc V. Fragola, CFP®
(802) 865-5000
620 Hinesburg Rd
South Burlington, VT
Firm
Fleischer Jacobs Group
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning

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Mrs. Debra A. Behm, CFP®
(802) 363-4381
11 Yandow Dr
South Burlington, VT
Firm
Debra Behm, CPA, PLC
Areas of Specialization
Tax Planning

Data Provided by:
Mr. Gregory A. Mclenithan, CFP®
(802) 860-9990
1233 Shelburne Rd
South Burlington, VT
Firm
McLenithan Financial
Areas of Specialization
General Financial Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $100,001 - $250,000

Profession: Not Applicable

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Scott Beaudin
Pathway Financial Advisors, LLC
(802) 660-7086
110 Main Street, Suite 401
Burlington, VT
Expertises
Hourly Financial Planning Services, High Net Worth Client Needs, Ongoing Investment Management, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Middle Income Client Needs
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA/PFS, MBA

Mr. Jason J Frank, CFP®
(802) 652-6048
69 Swift St.
South Burlington, VT
Firm
Morgan Stanley
Areas of Specialization
Banking, Budget Development, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Debt Management, Education Planning, General Financial Planning, Investment Management

Data Provided by:
Mr. Glenn A. Jarrett, CFP®
(802) 864-5951
1795 Williston Rd
South Burlington, VT
Firm
Jarrett Law Office, PLC
Areas of Specialization
Elder Care, Estate Planning, Special Needs Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: Not Applicable

Average Income: Not Applicable

Profession: Not Applicable

Data Provided by:
Mr. Philip S. Spillane, CFP®
(802) 658-4040
110 Kimball Ave Ste 240
South Burlington, VT
Firm
Bell Wealth Management
Areas of Specialization
Investment Management, Investment Planning, Retirement Income Management, Wealth Management

Data Provided by:
Mr. Mark Aridgides, CFP®
(802) 657-4730
620 Hinesburg Rd
South Burlington, VT
Firm
Fleischer Jacobs Group
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Education Planning, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning, Investment Management, Retirement Planning, Wealth Management

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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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