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Retirement Planning Services Albuquerque NM

It’s never too early to start your retirement planning. The sooner you start the more money you collect. It’s important to look for quality jobs that have benefits packages you can take full advantage of. A 401(k) is a retirement plan set up by employers that allows employees to defer or invest a portion of their income, pre-tax, to their retirement plan. Here you’ll find useful retirement tips that will definitely help you with your retirement planning. Please scroll down for more information and access to the retirement financial advisors in Albuquerque, NM listed below that can explain more and even get you started on your retirement savings.

Garth Scrivner
StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc.
(505) 298-1098
6000 Uptown Blvd NE, Suite 470
Albuquerque, NM
Expertises
Advising Medical Professionals, High Net Worth Client Needs, Insurance Related Issues, including Annuities, Middle Income Client Needs, Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, AAMS, BA, CDFA, CFP®, CPA/PFS

Donna Skeels Cygan
Sage Future Financial, LLC
(505) 298-4040
4800 Juan Tabo NE, Suite D
Albuquerque, NM
Expertises
Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Ongoing Investment Management, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, College/Education Planning, High Net Worth Client Needs, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

Ms. Sharon Carlene Patterson, CFP®
(505) 880-2062
6565 America's Pkwy #500
Albuquerque, NM
Firm
Eagle Strategies LLC
Areas of Specialization
Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning, Insurance Planning, Investment Management
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. David P Bruner, CFP®
(505) 880-2704
2155 Louisiana Blvd Ste 3000
Albuquerque, NM
Firm
UBS Financial Services
Areas of Specialization
Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Securities, Wealth Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

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Mr. Lee E. Munson, CFP®
(505) 884-3445
2500 Louisiana Blvd NE Ste 508
Albuquerque, NM
Firm
Portfolio, LLC
Areas of Specialization
Investment Management, Life Planning, Sudden Wealth Management, Wealth Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

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

Profession: Business Executives

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Stephen Madeyski
Stephen Madeyski Financial Planning
(505) 798-9496
7112 Cindy NE
Albuquerque, NM
Expertises
Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Hourly Financial Planning Services, Middle Income Client Needs, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

Mr. Isaac J Ortiz, CFP®
6301 Indian School Rd NE Ste 609
Albuquerque, NM
Firm
Creative Financial Strategies
Areas of Specialization
Business Succession Planning, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Debt Management, Divorce Issues, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning, Insurance Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

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

Profession: Medical/Dental Professionals

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Mr. Steven M. Schroeder, CFP®
(505) 889-8889
2155 Louisiana Blvd NE Ste 10100
Albuquerque, NM
Firm
Catalyst Financial Management, LLC
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Investment Management, Investment Planning, Retirement Income Management, Retirement Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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



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Ms. Karen A. Seitz, CFP®
(505) 875-6210
6565 Americas Pkwy NE Ste 400
Albuquerque, NM
Firm
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Areas of Specialization
Estate Planning, Investment Planning, Retirement Planning, Women's Finances
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: Not Applicable

Average Income: Not Applicable

Profession: Not Applicable

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Mr. Michael A. Duboise, CFP®
(505) 889-2806
6565 Americas Pkwy NE Ste 400
Albuquerque, NM
Firm
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning, Insurance Planning, Investment Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

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

Profession: Business Executives

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Investing in 401(k)s and IRAs

By Christopher Stella

So it’s the first day of work and HR asks whether or not you want to open up a 401(k) retirement account. “Heaven’s to Betsy” you say in your most petulant grandfatherly voice: why the hell do I need a retirement account? Ahh…so you say that now. But what happens when you’re 50 years old and realize that had you contributed a measly $100 a month to an account earning a reasonably conservative 6% interest rate, you could have been sitting on a cool $120,000. Not exactly a chunk of change to shake a cane at. But there’s more. Firstly, each of those piddly $100 contributions is tax free, meaning that had you not deposited them into the account, you would have only received about $60 to spend. Secondly, your employer (depending on their level of altruism) will frequently match those contributions up to a certain amount (usually between $1,000 and $2,000 a year). So now you’re talking close to a quarter of a million dollars, half of which was free!!!! Alright, so there’s a little more to it than that, but that’s the basic gist.

Statistics show that you need about 75% of your pre-retirement income to maintain a similar standard of living. So if you're making $150,000 a year, retire at 60, and stick around until you're 90, you'll need to save over $3,000,000. Here's are two easy ways you can make you can make that happen.

What’s a 401(k)?

A 401(k) is a retirement plan set up by employers that allows employees to defer (or invest) a portion of their income, pre-tax, to their plan. For example, if you make $45,000 a year, and contribute $2,000 to our 401(k), then you will only be taxed on $43,000 of your salary at the end of the year. Taxes on $2,000 are paid later when you take out the money during retirement. So why bother contributing?

A 401(k) is like a savings account on steroids. Because your deferral is pre-tax, it means you have more money to contribute, and a larger account grows faster. Further, employers often “match” or contribute a percentage of your deferral as well.

But don’t think that this is just some cash give-away-free-for-all. There are rules. First, the money can’t be withdrawn before the age of 59.5, unless there is an extenuating circumstance, such as serious financial hardship or disability. Otherwise, early withdrawals are subject to a 10% penalty, paid to the IRS. However, if you need to withdraw the money, as a result of the tax deferment on interest, the penalty isn’t significant. If your employer is also matching your funds, then the penalty is negligible.

The maximum current amount that can be invested each year is $15,000, as stated by the IRS. However, that number changes pretty regularly so check with your employer to figure out what the exact numbers are. But what if you leave your job? Well, it doesn’t really matter. You get to keep everything you’ve put in your account plus whatever portion of the money your employer has matched. And there are no penalt...

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