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Retirement Planning Services Cynthiana KY

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

Fifth Third Bank
(859) 234-0145
Cynthiana, 1005 Us Highway 27 S
Cynthiana, KY
Office Hours
M-TH 9-5; F 9-6; SA 9-12
Drive Up Hours
M-TH 8-5:30; F 8-6; SA 9-12

Fifth Third Bank
(502) 570-0259
Georgetown, 100 Lawson Dr
Georgetown, KY
Office Hours
M-TH 9-5; F 9-6; SA 9-12
Drive Up Hours
M-F 8-6; SA 9-12

US Bank - Pendleton KY Office
(859) 654-3301
303 Ridgeway Ave
Falmouth, KY
Drive Up Hours
Mon 08:30 am to 05:00 pm
Tue 08:30 am to 05:00 pm
Wed 08:30 am to 05:00 pm
Thur 08:30 am to 05:00 pm
Fri 08:30 am to 06:00 pm
Sat 08:30 am to 12:00 pm

Melody Townsend
Townsend Financial Planning
(859) 498-2020
124 N. Maysville Street, Suite B
Mount Sterling, KY
Expertises
Hourly Financial Planning Services, Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Insurance Related Issues, including Annuities
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

William Cox
William W. Cox CPA/PFS CFP
(270) 444-0410
PO Box 8064
Paducah, KY
Expertises
Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Middle Income Client Needs, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BBA, CFP®, CPA/PFS, MBA

Fifth Third Bank
(859) 987-7744
Paris, 3350 Lexington Road
Paris, KY
Office Hours
M-TH 9-5; F 9-6; SA 9-12
Drive Up Hours
M-F 8-6; SA 9-12

Fifth Third Bank
(859) 654-6914
Falmouth South, 280 Ridgeway Avenue
Falmouth, KY
Office Hours
M-TH 8-5; F 8-6; SA 8-12
Drive Up Hours
M-TH 8-5; F 8-6; SA 8-12

Gregory Curry
Pillar Financial Advisors, LLC
(502) 384-3890
3046 Breckenridge Lane
Louisville, KY
Expertises
Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, High Net Worth Client Needs, Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFA, CPA/PFS

Ramsey Bova
Moneywatch Advisors, Inc.
(859) 268-1117
444 E. Main Street Suite 106
Lexington, KY
Expertises
Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, College/Education Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Johanna Fox Turner
Milestones Financial Planning, LLC
270/247.0555
907 Paris Road
Mayfield, KY
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Tax Planning, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Planning Issues for Unmarried & Same-Sex Couples
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA

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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