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Retirement Planning Services Burlington VT

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

Scott Beaudin
Pathway Financial Advisors, LLC
(802) 660-7086
110 Main Street, Suite 401
Burlington, VT
Expertises
Hourly Financial Planning Services, High Net Worth Client Needs, Ongoing Investment Management, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Middle Income Client Needs
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA/PFS, MBA

Donald Dempsey
Dempsey Investment Management, LLC
(802) 764-5815
PO Box 1591
Williston, VT
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Hourly Financial Planning Services, High Net Worth Client Needs, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Middle Income Client Needs
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Mr. Jason J Frank, CFP®
(802) 652-6048
69 Swift St.
South Burlington, VT
Firm
Morgan Stanley
Areas of Specialization
Banking, Budget Development, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Debt Management, Education Planning, General Financial Planning, Investment Management

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Mr. Michael J. Mathon, CFP®
(802) 861-4040
110 Main St Ste 300
Burlington, VT
Firm
Ameriprise Financial Services,

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Mr. Gregory A. Mclenithan, CFP®
(802) 860-9990
1233 Shelburne Rd
South Burlington, VT
Firm
McLenithan Financial
Areas of Specialization
General Financial Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $100,001 - $250,000

Profession: Not Applicable

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Jamie Milne
Milne Financial Planning, Inc.
(802) 476-0602
76 Ethan Allen Drive, Suite 4
South Burlington, VT
Expertises
Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Middle Income Client Needs, Ongoing Investment Management, Socially Responsible Investments, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Divorce Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CDFA, CFP®, MBA

Mr. Scott A Beaudin, CFP®
(802) 660-7086
110 Main St
Burlington, VT
Firm
Pathway Financial Advisors LLC

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Mr. Glenn A. Jarrett, CFP®
(802) 864-5951
1795 Williston Rd
South Burlington, VT
Firm
Jarrett Law Office, PLC
Areas of Specialization
Elder Care, Estate Planning, Special Needs Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: Not Applicable

Average Income: Not Applicable

Profession: Not Applicable

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Mr. Mark Aridgides, CFP®
(802) 657-4730
620 Hinesburg Rd
South Burlington, VT
Firm
Fleischer Jacobs Group
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Education Planning, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning, Investment Management, Retirement Planning, Wealth Management

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Mr. Philip S. Spillane, CFP®
(802) 658-4040
110 Kimball Ave Ste 240
South Burlington, VT
Firm
Bell Wealth Management
Areas of Specialization
Investment Management, Investment Planning, Retirement Income Management, Wealth Management

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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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