Retirement Planning State College PA

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.

Jeffrey McClarren
McClarren Financial Advisors
(814) 235-1940
1364 South Atherton Street
State College, PA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Middle Income Client Needs, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Tax Planning, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Socially Responsible Investments
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®

Mr. James J. Karchner, CFP®
(814) 238-8474
1423 N Atherton St
State College, PA
Firm
SF & Company
Areas of Specialization
Education Planning, Estate Planning, Investment Management, Retirement Income Management, Retirement Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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



Data Provided by:
Janet G. Palmatier, CFP®
(814) 808-4750
1315 S Allen St Ste 306
State College, PA
Firm
Ameriprise Financial
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Insurance Planning, Investment Management, Long-Term Care, Retirement Planning

Data Provided by:
Mr. Karl E. Colyer, CFP®
(814) 466-6295
3949 S Atherton St
State College, PA
Firm
Wienken & Associates
Areas of Specialization
Retirement Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

Data Provided by:
Mr. Gary A. Brytczuk, CFP®
(814) 237-1518
1252 W Park Hills Ave
State College, PA
Firm
Brytczuk Financial Services

Data Provided by:
Mr. Eric W. Loop, CFP®
(814) 861-1734
720 South Atherton Street
State College, PA
Firm
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, General Financial Planning, Investment Management, Retirement Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $250,001 - $500,000

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



Data Provided by:
Mr. Eric K. Dare, CFP®
(814) 238-0544
270 Walker Dr
State College, PA
Firm
PFG Wealth Advisors, LLC

Data Provided by:
Mr. Benjamin P. Amato, CFP®
(814) 237-4948
100 Oakwood Ave Ste 400
State College, PA
Firm
Professional Planning Consult

Data Provided by:
Nicholas H Phelps, CFP®
(814) 380-0651
925 W College Ave
State College, PA
Firm
Phelps Financial Advisors
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Investment Planning, Retirement Income Management, Retirement Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: Not Applicable

Average Income: Not Applicable

Profession: Not Applicable

Data Provided by:
Mr. Robert A Lieb, CFP®
(814) 237-5052
2214 N Atherton St Ste 6A
State College, PA
Firm
Prudential
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Debt Management, Estate Planning, Insurance Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $100,000 or less

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

Profession: Self-Employed Business Owners

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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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