Retirement Planning Spartanburg SC

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. Steven C. Collie, CFP®
(864) 583-7102
233 South Pine Street
Spartanburg, SC
Firm
Wells Fargo Advisors
Areas of Specialization
Investment Planning

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Mr. M. Jason Wade, CFP®
(864) 288-5779
531 E Main St
Spartanburg, SC
Firm
CertusWealth

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Mr. Beverly C. Russell Jr., CFP®
(864) 576-1099
PO Box 170745
Spartanburg, SC
Firm
BC Russell & Associates, Inc.

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Mr. Rick M. Higgins, CFP®
(864) 582-4597
350 East Saint John Street
Spartanburg, SC
Firm
Walker Walker Higgins Wealth Management, LLC

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Mr. Johnny B. Babb, CFP®
(864) 596-4547
101 N Pine St
Spartanburg, SC
Firm
Wells Fargo Advisors
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Estate Planning, Investment Management, Retirement Planning, Wealth Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

Data Provided by:
Mr. William M. Coker, CFP®
(864) 342-4900
320 E Main St Ste 110
Spartanburg, SC
Firm
SCBT Wealth Management

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Mr. Richard L. Strasburger, CFP®
311 E Main St
Spartanburg, SC
Firm
Raymond James

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Mr. Jon A. Youatt, CFP®
(864) 327-1790
104 N. Daniel Morgan Ave
Spartanburg, SC
Firm
Northwestern Mutual

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Elizabeth J Hrubala, CFP®
(864) 573-1316
Morgan Stanley
Spartanburg, SC
Firm
Morgan Stanley
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning, Divorce Issues, Estate Planning, Investment Management, Retirement Income Management, Retirement Planning, Wealth Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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

Profession: Business Executives

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Mr. Ronald Gerald Raines, CFP®
(864) 596-4187
1505 Wo Ezell Blvd
Spartanburg, SC
Firm
Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Estate Planning, Insurance Planning, Investment Management, Investment 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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