Retirement Planning Winston Salem 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.

Barry Swaim
Wealth Management Group, Inc.
(336) 760-4829
3401 Healy Drive
Winston-Salem, NC
Expertises
Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Middle Income Client Needs, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Mrs. Laura E. Banasiewicz, CFP®
(336) 774-2808
P.O. Box 26043
Winston Salem, NC
Firm
Allegacy Investment Group

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Ms. Lisa R. Featherngill, CFP®
(336) 747-8929
1 W 4th St
Winston Salem, NC
Firm
Abbot Downing

Data Provided by:
Mr. Scott Edward Cawood, CFP®
(336) 777-1677
300 S Main St
Winston Salem, NC
Firm
Arbor Investment Advisors
Areas of Specialization
Investment Management

Data Provided by:
Ms. Beth T. Fenimore, CFP®
(336) 727-8928
100 N Main St Ste 2500
Winston Salem, NC
Firm
Morgan Stanley & Company Inc

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Gregory Yahn
Yahn Financial Planning
(336) 478-2363
7800 Airport Center Drive, Suite 401
Greensboro, NC
Expertises
Middle Income Client Needs, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

Mr. George H. Knostman Iv, CFP®
(336) 884-0410
Sharrard, McGee & Co., P.A.
High Point, NC
Firm
Sharrard McGee & Company

Data Provided by:
Mr. Thomas R. Cannon Jr., CFP®
(336) 747-8018
1 W 4th St Fl 2
Winston Salem, NC
Firm
Wells Fargo Bank, National Association

Data Provided by:
Mrs. Amy L Jucoski, CFP®
(336) 747-8931
One West Fourth Street
Winston-Salem, NC
Firm
Wells Fargo

Data Provided by:
Joe Boone
942 W. 4th Street 202
Winston Salem, NC
Years Experience
Years Experience: 8
Service
Pension for Highly Compensated Owners,Stock Market Alternative,Wealth Management,Annuities,Long-Term Health Care Planning,Annuity Ideas & Strategy Planning,Retirement Income Distribution Planning,Life Settlements,IRA, 401k, Roth IRA, QDRO Rollovers,CD Alternative,Life Insurance,Alternative Asset Class Planning,Commission-Only Financial Planning (Full Disclosure),Estate Tax Planning,Asset Protection Strategies & Planning,Wealth Engineering,401k Rollover From Employer,Income for Life/ Preserve Pri

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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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