Retirement Planning Worcester MA

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.

Georgia Bruggeman
Meridian Financial Advisors, LLC
(508) 429-2600
13 Water Street
Holliston, MA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, College/Education Planning, High Net Worth Client Needs, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Advising Employee Benefit Plan Participants
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

Janice Swenor
Langtree Associates
(978) 874-0885
206 Ayer Road
Harvard, MA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, College/Education Planning, Middle Income Client Needs, Newlyweds & Novice Investors, Women's Financial Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA, MS

Janice Swenor
Langtree Associates
(978) 874-0885
65 State Road East
Westminster, MA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, College/Education Planning, Middle Income Client Needs, Newlyweds & Novice Investors, Women's Financial Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA, MS

Mr. Joshua Alexander Paul, CFP®
(800) 440-8807
370 Main St Ste 1000
Worcester, MA
Firm
Commonwealth Financial Network
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, General Financial Planning, Intergenerational Planning, Investment Management, Investment Planning

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Mr. Stephen J Bradley, CFP®
(508) 831-1027
10 Chestnut Street
Worcester, MA
Firm
UBS Financial Services
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Divorce Issues, General Financial Planning, Investment Management, Retirement Income Management, Retirement Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: Not Applicable



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Thomas Sturiale
Sturiale Financial Planning
(508) 872-4191
2 Royal Meadow Lane
Framingham, MA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Middle Income Client Needs, Newlyweds & Novice Investors, Retirement Plan Investment Advice
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®, MBA, MS

Andrew Chan
Integrative Financial Advisors, LLC
(508) 663-4878
945 Concord Street
Framingham, MA
Expertises
Hourly Financial Planning Services, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®, CIMA

Cheryl Costa
AFW Wealth Advisors
(508) 655-0210
550 Cochituate Road - Suite 25
Framinham, MA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, College/Education Planning, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Women's Financial Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®, MBA

Mr. Michael David Machnowski, CFP®
(508) 368-0024
10 Mechanic St Ste 200
Worcester, MA
Firm
Wells Fargo Advisors
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Investment Management, Retirement Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

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

Profession: Self-Employed Business Owners

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Mr. Daniel J. Coletti, CFP®
(508) 755-4884
316 Main St
Worcester, MA
Firm
ING Group

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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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