Retirement Planning Wilmington NC

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.

Ed Taylor
Taylor Financial
(910) 256-8818
1213 Culbreth Drive
Wilmington, NC
Expertises
Hourly Financial Planning Services, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, High Net Worth Client Needs, Advising Medical Professionals
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Mr. Stephen W. Gaskins, CFP®
(910) 509-3800
5603 Harvest Grove Ln
Wilmington, NC
Firm
Old North State Trust, LLC

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Mr. Todd E Reiner, CFP®
4300 Sunset Woods Ct
Wilmington, NC
Firm
NC SECU

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Mr. David Haden Ii, CFP®
(910) 301-2710
6813 Finian Dr
Wilmington, NC
Firm
VALIC Financial Advisors, Inc
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

Average Income: $250,001 - $500,000

Profession: Not Applicable

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Mr. David R. Hartness, CFP®
(910) 791-1437
2601 Iron Gate Dr
Wilmington, NC
Firm
IronGate Partners, Inc.

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Mr. Richard P Frazier, CFP®
(919) 260-9682
7417 Promontory Ct
Wilmington, NC
Firm
Frazier Financial Consultants
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning, Insurance Planning, Investment Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

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Mrs. Barbara R. Fleming, CFP®
(910) 367-3293
105 Brascote Ln
Wilmington, NC
Firm
PUBLIC RELATIONS & EDUCATIONAL

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Ms. Lynne L. Trotta, CFP®
6312 Shinn Creek Lane
Wilmington, NC
Firm
Lynne LaFontaine Trotta
Areas of Specialization
Education Planning

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Mr. Christopher S. Jones, CFP®
(910) 791-1437
2601 Iron Gate Dr
Wilmington, NC
Firm
IronGate Partners Inc

Data Provided by:
Mr. Ray W. Harrison, CFP®
(910) 343-1100
201 N Front St
Wilmington, NC
Firm
Royal Aliance Associates, Inc.
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: Not Applicable



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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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