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Retirement Planning Services Chattanooga 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 Chattanooga, TN listed below that can explain more and even get you started on your retirement savings.

David Hodges
Integra Wealth, LLC
(423) 664-0344
871 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN
Expertises
Planning Issues for Business Owners, Advising Medical Professionals, Planning Issues for Unmarried & Same-Sex Couples, Tax Planning, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, High Net Worth Client Needs
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Jim Tarvin
Guardian Wealth Management Inc.
(423) 510-0409
6151 Shallowford Road, Suite 102
Chattanooga, TN
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Advising Employee Benefit Plan Participants, Financial Issues Between Generations, Hourly Financial Planning Services, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, High Net Worth Client Needs
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BBA, CFP®

Mr. Robert L. White, CFP®
(423) 899-5162
5720 Skurlock Rd Ste 8400
Chattanooga, TN
Firm
GR Rush & Co

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Mrs. Laura E.F. Knight, CFP®
(423) 752-4720
832 Georgia Ave Fl 12
Chattanooga, TN
Firm
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Chattanooga,TN 37402
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Banking, Charitable Giving, Education Planning, Elder Care, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

Average Income: Not Applicable



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Mr. Andrew M. Cook, CFP®
(423) 933-1825
1200 Market St
Chattanooga, TN
Firm
HHM Wealth Advisors, LLC
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Education Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

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Don VanLandingham
Guardian Wealth Management Inc.
(423) 510-0409
6151 Shallowford Road, Suite 102
Chattanooga, TN
Expertises
High Net Worth Client Needs, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CPA/PFS

Mr. David A Hodges, CFP®
(423) 827-3611
871 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN
Firm
Integra Wealth, LLC
Areas of Specialization
Business Succession Planning, Divorce Issues, LGBT Individuals and Couples, Retirement Planning, Tax Planning, Wealth Management, Women's Finances
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. Michael W. Cartwright, CFP®
(423) 265-3876
Suite 525, The Pioneer Bldg.
Chattanooga, TN
Firm
Cartwright Hitching & Frazier,
Areas of Specialization
Accounting, Asset Allocation, Banking, Budget Development, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Debt 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. Edward C. O'Brien Iii, CFP®
(423) 757-7632
1 Union Sq
Chattanooga, TN
Firm
UBS

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Ms. Linda K. Mosley, CFP®
601 Market St
Chattanooga, TN
Firm
Regions Bank

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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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