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Retirement Planning Services Concord NH

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

Glenn Sweeney
SFM, LLC
(603) 625-8400
575 Front Street
Manchester, NH
Expertises
Planning Issues for Business Owners, Ongoing Investment Management, Real Estate Investments, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFA, CPA

Bill Kearney, CFP®
(603) 224-4094
46 S MAIN ST
CONCORD, NH
Firm
Wedbush Securities
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning

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Mr. Paul M. Provost, CFP®
(603) 223-2737
89 N Main St
Concord, NH
Firm
Merrimac County Savings Bank

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Ms. Stacey L. Blodgett, CFP®
(603) 296-0063
2 S State St
Concord, NH
Firm
Globe Wealth Management
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Budget Development, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Divorce Issues, Education Planning

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Mr. James E. Knee (RFC®), MBA
(603) 224-1010
6 Loudon Road, Suite 505
Concord, NH
Company
Sterling Financial Services, LLC
Qualifications
Education: B.S., University of Bridgeport;MBA, Southern New Hampshire University;Advanced Certificate in International Business;Series 24 Registered Principal License;Series 7 and 63 Securities License;NH Health and Life Insurance License
Years of Experience: 26
Membership
IARFC, FPA
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Pension Planning, Retirement Planning, Tax Planning, Tax Returns, Seminars Work, Employee Benefits, Education Plan, Asset Protection

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Mr. John R. Heise, CFP®
(603) 581-7125
9 Franklin St
Concord, NH
Firm
Atlas Financial Group, LLC
Areas of Specialization
Accounting, Asset Allocation, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Elder Care
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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

Profession: Self-Employed Business Owners

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Mr. Ron Valpey, CFP®
(603) 856-7945
One Eagle Square
Concord , NH
Firm
Valpey Financial Services, LLC
Areas of Specialization
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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Ms. Diane J. Destefano, CFP®
(603) 856-5211
90 N Main St
Concord, NH
Firm
Charter Trust Company
Areas of Specialization
Charitable Giving, Elder Care, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning, Investment Management, Retirement Planning

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Mrs. Regina M. Kozsan, CFP®
(603) 296-0063
2 S State St
Concord, NH
Firm
Globe Wealth Management

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Mr. Robert S. Blood, CFP®
(603) 224-3691
194 Pleasant St
Concord, NH
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning

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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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