Retirement Planning Springfield MO

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.

Steven Young
Steven Young Financial Planning
(877) 679-3746
910 W. Battlefield
Springfield, MO
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, College/Education Planning, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Socially Responsible Investments
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

John "Jay" Hutchins
The Wealth Conservatory
(417) 832-0990
435 East Walnut Street
Springfield, MO
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Divorce Planning, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Hourly Financial Planning Services, High Net Worth Client Needs
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, AIFA, CDFA, CFP®, MS

Stephen D Evans, CFP®
(417) 860-5678
901 E St Louis St Ste 200-11
Springfield, MO
Firm
Evans Wealth Planning
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Budget Development, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Debt Management, Divorce Issues
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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



Data Provided by:
Mr. James L. Mackay Iii, CFP®
(417) 569-1610
3333 S National Ave Fl 3
Springfield, MO
Firm
Central Trust & Investment Company

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Mr. Raymond J Eddings, CFP®
(417) 889-4918
300 S Campbell Ave
Springfield, MO
Firm
Pension Consultants, Inc.
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Retirement Income Management, Retirement Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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

Profession: Business Executives

Data Provided by:
Michael Babcock
The Wealth Conservatory
(417) 832-0990
435 East Walnut Street
Springfield, MO
Expertises
High Net Worth Client Needs, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, College/Education Planning, Middle Income Client Needs
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA

Steven Bell
The Wealth Conservatory
(417) 832-0990
435 East Walnut Street
Springfield, MO
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, High Net Worth Client Needs, Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, College/Education Planning, Estate & Generational Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

Mr. Steven B. Young, CFP®
(877) 679-3746
910 West Battlefield
Springfield, MO
Firm
Steven Young Financial Planning
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Investment Management, Investment Planning, Retirement Income Management, Retirement Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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

Profession: Service Professionals

Data Provided by:
Mr. Cody L. Mendenhall, CFP®
(417) 889-4918
300 S. Campbell Ave
Springfield, MO
Firm
Pension Consultants, Inc.
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning, Investment Management, Retirement Planning, Risk Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

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



Data Provided by:
Mr. Richard A. Hale, CFP®
(417) 866-9663
901 E Saint Louis St Ste 401
Springfield, MO
Firm
Ameriprise Financial

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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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