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Retirement Planning Services Casper WY

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

Connie Brezik
Asset Strategies, Inc.
(307) 266-4525
111 West 2nd Street, Suite 608
Casper, WY
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Advising Medical Professionals, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA, PFS

Lonnie Bull, CFP®
(307) 232-2158
210 S Wolcott St
Casper, WY
Firm
Edward Jones
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, General Financial Planning, Investment Management, Investment Planning, Retirement Income Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: Not Applicable



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Mrs. Brenda J Janikowski, CFP®
(307) 266-4525
111 W 2nd Street Suite 608
Casper, WY
Firm
Asset Strategies, Inc
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning, Investment Management

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Wells Fargo - Casper Downtown
(307) 266-1100
234 E 1St St
Casper, WY
Type
Branch
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 07:30 AM-06:00 PM
Sat 09:00 AM-01:00 PM
Sun Closed

US Bank - Casper Office
(307) 473-2324
111 S Durbin
Casper, WY
Languages
Spanish
Drive Up Hours
Mon 08:00 am to 05:00 pm
Tue 08:00 am to 05:00 pm
Wed 08:00 am to 05:00 pm
Thur 08:00 am to 05:00 pm
Fri 08:00 am to 06:00 pm

Mrs. Connie M. Brezik, CFP®
(307) 266-4525
111 W. 2nd
Casper, WY
Firm
Asset Strategies, Inc.
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Estate Planning, Investment Management, Retirement Planning

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Mr. Shawn Michael Porter, CFP®
(307) 235-4368
PO Box 40
Casper, WY
Firm
First Interstate Bank Wealth Management
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Banking, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Education Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

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Wells Fargo - Casper Downtown Mb
(307) 235-7699
141 N Wolcott St
Casper, WY
Type
Motor Bank
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 07:30 AM-06:00 PM
Sat 09:00 AM-01:00 PM
Sun Closed

Wells Fargo - Wyoming
(866) 471-7737
234 E 1St St 2Nd Flr
Casper, WY
Type
Private Client Services
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 08:00 AM-05:00 PM
Sat-Sun Closed After Hours call toll free: 1-866-460-8470

Wells Fargo - Casper East
(307) 235-7863
4141 E 2Nd St
Casper, WY
Type
Branch
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 07:30 AM-06:00 PM
Sat 09:00 AM-01:00 PM
Sun Closed

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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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