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

Faye Doria
Financial Guidance Associates, Inc
(603) 742-8102
86 Locust St
Dover, NH
Expertises
Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Hourly Financial Planning Services, Middle Income Client Needs, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, College/Education Planning, Planning Issues for Unmarried & Same-Sex Couples
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BA, CFP®, EA

Jill Boynton
Cornerstone Financial Planning, LLC
(603) 431-1133
70 Old Post Road
Newington, NH
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Divorce Planning, Hourly Financial Planning Services, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Women's Financial Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BA, CDFA, CFP®

Jeffrey Bogue
Bogue Asset Management
(207) 646-2478
74 Merriland Ridge Road
Wells, ME
Expertises
Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Ongoing Investment Management, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Advising Medical Professionals, Retirement Plan Investment Advice
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®

Warren Mackensen
Mackensen & Company, Inc.
(603) 926-1775
6 Merrill Drive
Hampton, NH
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Tax Planning, Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Financial Issues Between Generations, Estate & Generational Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®, MBA, MS

Ms. Lisa L. Dale, CFP®
(877) 656-5022
10 Jenkins Rd
Madbury, NH
Firm
Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc.
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Divorce Issues, Insurance Planning, Intergenerational Planning, Investment Management, Life Planning

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William Simpson
Azimuth Financial Planning, LLC
(603) 373-8793
One New Hampshire Avenue, Suite 125
Portsmouth, NH
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, College/Education Planning, Hourly Financial Planning Services, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, High Net Worth Client Needs, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®, MBA

Rozanna Patane
Rozanna Patane, Financial Advisor
(207) 363-7744
29 Sentry Hill Road
York Harbor, ME
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Socially Responsible Investments, Women's Financial Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

David Mayes
Mackensen & Company, Inc.
(603) 926-1775
6 Merrill Drive
Hampton, NH
Expertises
Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Advising Medical Professionals, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Professional Athletes or Entertainers, Divorce Planning, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CRPC, EA, MA

Howard Cadwell
Northeast Passage Financial Advisors
(603) 772-8729
One Liberty Lane East
Hampton, NH
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Special Needs Planning, College/Education Planning, Financial Issues Between Generations, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, AIF, CFP®, MHA

Mr. Eric V. Wasson, CFP®
(603) 343-4515
660 Central Ave
Dover, NH
Firm
LPL Financial
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Retirement Income Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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



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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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