Retirement Planning Thousand Oaks CA

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.

Kenneth Gross
Strategic Financial
(805) 494-1825
One Boardwalk Avenue, Suite 103
Thousand Oaks, CA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, EA

Alan E. Hewitt
Al Hewitt Inc
(877) 254-9348
400 Camarillo Ranch Road
Camarillo, CA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Tax Planning, Advising Medical Professionals
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, AAMS, ATA, ATP, CFP®, EA, AWMA

Alan Ungar
Critical Capital Management, Inc.
(818) 222-4773
23564 Calabasas Road, Suite 206W
Calabasas, CA
Expertises
Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Financial Psychology/Coaching, Women's Financial Planning Issues, High Net Worth Client Needs
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

Mr. Melvyn H. Nachman, CFP®
(805) 446-4601
100 E Thousand Oaks Blvd Ste 150
Thousand Oaks, CA
Firm
Professional Planning
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning, Investment Management, Wealth Management

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Mr. Juan C. Ros, CFP®
(805) 494-3416
100 E Thousand Oaks Blvd Ste 200
Thousand Oaks, CA
Firm
Lamia Financial Group, LLC
Areas of Specialization
Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Debt Management, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning, Investment Management, Investment Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000



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Stephan Goyette
Goyette Financial Planning
(805) 494-8181
25 W Rolling Oaks Drive, Suite 111
Thousand Oaks, CA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Middle Income Client Needs, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Josette Hewitt
Al Hewitt Inc
(877) 254-9348
400 Camarillo Ranch Road
Camarillo, CA
Expertises
Women's Financial Planning Issues, Advising Medical Professionals, Tax Planning, Ongoing Investment Management, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, AAMS, ABA, ATA, ATP, CFP®, EA

Jeffrey Harwood
Ventura Advisors
(818) 857-5080
21860 Burbank Blvd., Suite 100
Woodland Hills, CA
Expertises
Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Ongoing Investment Management, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations, High Net Worth Client Needs, Real Estate Investments, Special Needs Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFA, CFP®, MBA

Mr. Christopher A Lamia, CFP®
(805) 494-3416
100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Thousand Oaks, CA
Firm
Lamia Financial Group, LLC

Data Provided by:
Jeremy R Hofer, CFP®
(805) 373-8686
195 E. Hillcrest Dr #110
Thousand Oaks, CA
Firm
Thrivent Financial
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Budget Development, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Estate 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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