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Retirement Planning Services Brentwood TN

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 Brentwood, TN listed below that can explain more and even get you started on your retirement savings.

J. Mark Nickell
J. Mark Nickell & Co.
(615) 371-6622
104 East Park Drive, Suite 310
Brentwood, TN
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, High Net Worth Client Needs, Advising Medical Professionals, Women's Financial Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFA, CPA/PFS

Gary Bell
Ronald Blue & Co., LLC
(615) 373-2800
210 Westwood Place, Suite 110
Brentwood, TN
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, High Net Worth Client Needs, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MAcc

Sam Fawaz
Y.D. Financial Services, Inc.
(615) 395-2010
9005 Overlook Boulevard
Brentwood, TN
Expertises
Tax Planning, Divorce Planning, Planning Issues for Business Owners, College/Education Planning, Ongoing Investment Management, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BBA, CFP®, CPA, MST

Sam Fawaz
Y.D. Financial Services, Inc.
(615) 395-2010
2550 Meridian Boulevard, Suite 200
Franklin, TN
Expertises
Tax Planning, Divorce Planning, Planning Issues for Business Owners, College/Education Planning, Ongoing Investment Management, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BBA, CFP®, CPA, MST

Philip Watson
Philip M. Watson Financial Advisors
(615) 599-6996
367 Riverside Drive, Suite 104
Franklin, TN
Expertises
Tax Planning, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Middle Income Client Needs
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MS

Robert Bolen
Bolen|Dodson & Associates
(615) 242-3808
7003 Chadwick Drive
Brentwood, TN
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Women's Financial Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFA, CFP®

Melissa Hammel
Hammel Financial Advisory Group, LLC
(615) 371-5222
5123 Virginia Way, Suite B-13
Brentwood, TN
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Financial Psychology/Coaching, Advising Medical Professionals, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Planning Issues for Unmarried & Same-Sex Couples
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Andy Claybrook
Fee-Only Financial Solutions, P.C.
(615) 595-1487
P.O. Box 680458
Franklin, TN
Expertises
Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, College/Education Planning, Advising Employee Benefit Plan Participants, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®, CMFC, CPA/PFS

Melvin Spain
Spain Wealth Management, LLC
(615) 794-7792
P.O. Box 322
Franklin, TN
Expertises
Tax Planning, Middle Income Client Needs, Ongoing Investment Management, Estate & Generational Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CPA/PFS

Troy Von Haefen
Von Haefen Financial Management
(615) 353-9646
710 Davidson Road
Nashville, TN
Expertises
Tax Planning, Advising Entrepreneurs, Professional Athletes or Entertainers, Middle Income Client Needs, Advising Employee Benefit Plan Participants, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

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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