Retirement Planning Williston ND

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. Douglas W. Crosby, CFP®
(701) 774-0653
PO Box 2538
Williston, ND
Firm
Investment & Retirement Advisors, Inc.
Areas of Specialization
Estate Planning, General Financial Planning, Insurance Planning, Investment Planning

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US Bank - Williston Office
(701) 572-3744
202 Main St
Williston, ND
Drive Up Hours
Mon 08:30 am to 05:00 pm
Tue 08:30 am to 05:00 pm
Wed 08:30 am to 05:00 pm
Thur 08:30 am to 05:00 pm
Fri 08:30 am to 05:00 pm
Sat 09:30 am to 11:30 am

Eric L Tuchscher, CFP®
(701) 252-1049
2619 8th Ave SW Ste 113
Jamestown, ND
Firm
Edward Jones
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning, Insurance Planning

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Mr. Robert P. Gregoire, CFP®
(701) 258-7724
418 E Broadway Ave Ste 7
Bismarck, ND
Firm
Wells Fargo Advisors LLC
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Investment Management, Investment Planning, Mortgages
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $100,001 - $250,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

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Mr. John A Halstenson, CFP®
(701) 746-8319
2300 Library Circle
Grand Forks, ND
Firm
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
Areas of Specialization
General Financial Planning, Insurance Planning, Long-Term Care, Retirement Income Management, Retirement Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: Not Applicable

Average Income: Not Applicable

Profession: Not Applicable

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Ms. Beth M. Skedsvold, CFP®
(701) 577-4697
1135 2nd Ave W
Williston, ND
Firm
Ameriprise Financial
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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

Profession: Self-Employed Business Owners

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Mr. Roger M. Hodnefield, CFP®
(701) 746-5429
3425 S Washington St
Grand Forks, ND
Firm
Ameriprise Financial Services,
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, General Financial Planning, Insurance Planning, Investment Planning, Long-Term Care
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

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Mrs. Tasha Joy Gartner, CFP®
(701) 456-3390
46 1st St W
Dickinson, ND
Firm
Investment Centers of America
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $100,001 - $250,000

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



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James P. Braun, CFP®
(701) 255-6832
PO Box 1618
Bismarck, ND
Firm
Investment Centers of America, Inc.

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Mr. Jason J Kirchmeier, CFP®
(701) 258-9735
505 E Main Ave Ste 100
Bismarck, ND
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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