Retirement Planning Yonkers NY

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.

Steven Copeland
Safe Harbor Financial Planning
(914) 771-5277
53 Rossmore Avenue
Bronxville, NY
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, College/Education Planning, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Ongoing Investment Management
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

John Belluardo
Stewardship Financial Services, Inc.
(914) 380-1421
39A Cedar Street
Dobbs Ferry, NY
Expertises
Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Ongoing Investment Management, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Hourly Financial Planning Services
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, ChFc, MS

V. Peter Traphagen
Traphagen Investment Advisors, LLC
(201) 262-1040
234 Kinderkamack Road
Oradell, NJ
Expertises
Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Divorce Planning, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CPA/PFS

William Houck
Modera Wealth Management, LLC
(201) 768-4600
56 Jefferson Avenue, Second Floor
Westwood, NJ
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, High Net Worth Client Needs, Advising Medical Professionals
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Robert Dowling
Modera Wealth Management, LLC
(201) 768-4600
56 Jefferson Avenue, Second Floor
Westwood, NJ
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CLU

Keith Amburgey
Rutherford Asset Planning, Inc.
(201) 266-6807
2 Lambs Lane
Cresskill, NJ
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Real Estate Investments, Alternative or Private Investments, High Net Worth Client Needs, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Estate & Generational Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFA, CFP®

Anthony DeVito
ADV Investment Management & Financial Planning
(914) 738-6313
500 Mamaroneck Avenue
Harrison, NY
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Advising Medical Professionals, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Advising Employee Benefit Plan Participants, Hourly Financial Planning Services
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, PhD

Charles Roberson
Modera Wealth Management, LLC
(201) 768-4600
56 Jefferson Avenue, Second Floor
Westwood, NJ
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Advising Medical Professionals, High Net Worth Client Needs, Insurance Related Issues, including Annuities
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CLU

Maureen Whelan
M. A. Whelan Financial Planning
(800) 775-8564
520 White Plains Road
Tarrytown, NY
Expertises
Hourly Financial Planning Services, Middle Income Client Needs, Tax Planning, Financial Issues Between Generations, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Women's Financial Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

Victoria Marrone
Modera Wealth Management, LLC
(201) 768-4600
56 Jefferson Avenue, Second Floor
Westwood, NJ
Expertises
Women's Financial Planning Issues, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Financial Psychology/Coaching, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®, MBA, PhD

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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