Retirement Planning Syracuse NY

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.

Anthony Farella
Rockbridge Investment Management, LLC
(315) 671-0588 X222
101 South Salina Street, Suite 400
Syracuse, NY
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Mr. Peter L. Derrenbacker, CFP®
(315) 434-8800
PO Box 4718
Syracuse, NY
Firm
Northwestern Mutual Financial

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Mr. Richard P. Jenkins, CFP®
(315) 472-6221
100 Madison St
Syracuse, NY
Firm
Diversified Capital Management

Data Provided by:
Joel T. Redmond, CFP®
(315) 425-8602
221 S Warren St
Syracuse, NY
Firm
Key Private Bank
Areas of Specialization
General Financial Planning, Investment Management, Investment Planning, Retirement Income Management, Retirement Planning, Securities, Social Security Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $250,001 - $500,000

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

Profession: Service Professionals

Data Provided by:
Mr. Daniel P. Jeffery, CFP®
100 Madison St Fl 18
Syracuse, NY
Firm
Sagemark Consulting
Areas of Specialization
Budget Development, Business Succession Planning, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Elder Care, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning, Insurance Planning
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. John J. Kenney, CFP®
(315) 671-1831
PO Box 4718
Syracuse, NY
Firm
Northwestern Mutual
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Business Succession Planning, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $250,001 - $500,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

Data Provided by:
Mr. Jon A. Law, CFP®
(315) 449-3000
432 North Franklin St.
Syracuse, NY
Firm
Mass Mutual Financial Group

Data Provided by:
Mr. Gary T. Kolodziejczyk Sr., CFP®
(315) 701-4448
115 Solar St Ste 100
Syracuse, NY
Firm
Bonadio Financial Services
Areas of Specialization
Investment Management

Data Provided by:
Ms. Gail E. Gardner, CFP®
1511 Westmoreland Ave
Syracuse, NY
Firm
Blue Ocean Strategic Capital, LLC
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Budget Development, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Debt Management, Education Planning, General Financial Planning, Government and Military
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000



Data Provided by:
Mr. R. Andrew Hagen, CFP®
(315) 425-6344
120 Madison St Ste 1900
Syracuse, NY
Firm
AXA Advisors, LLC
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning, Investment Management, Retirement Planning, Wealth Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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



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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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