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Retirement Planning Services Eagle River AK

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 Eagle River, AK listed below that can explain more and even get you started on your retirement savings.

Mr. Edwin H. Chan, CFP®
(907) 330-8338
4300 Boniface Parkway
Anchorage, AK
Firm
Alaska Housing Finance Corp

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Mr. Matthew D. Blattmachr, CFP®
(907) 278-6775
1029 W 3rd Ave Ste 400
Anchorage, AK
Firm
Alaska Trust Company
Areas of Specialization
Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Estate Planning, Insurance Planning, Investment Management, Investment Planning, Retirement Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

Average Income: $250,001 - $500,000

Profession: Business Executives

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Jeffrey N. Gaylard, CFP®
(907) 257-5289
701 W 8th Ave Ste 900
Anchorage, AK
Firm
New York Life Insurance Company

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Bryan Michael Anderson, CFP®
(907) 272-2444
731 I St Ste 202
Anchorage, AK
Firm
Edward Jones Investments
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Investment Management, Retirement Planning, Securities
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: Not Applicable

Average Income: Not Applicable

Profession: Not Applicable

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Mr. Levi Burdette Robinson, CFP®
(907) 261-5957
3000 A St Ste 100
Anchorage, AK
Firm
UBS Financial Services, Inc.
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Estate Planning, Insurance Planning, Investment Management, Investment Planning, Retirement Income Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

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Mr. Stephen J. Heavey, CFP®
(417) 461-0347
5432 E Northern Lights Blvd
Anchorage, AK
Firm
Financial Planning Center Inc
Areas of Specialization
Divorce Issues, Elder Care, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning, Life Planning, Real Estate
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

Average Income: Not Applicable

Profession: Not Applicable

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Mr. Micah Vincent Shilanski (RFC®), CFP, CSA
(907) 278-1351
431 W. 7th Avenue Suite 100
Anchorage, AK
Company
Shilanski & Associates, Inc.
Qualifications
Years of Experience: 9
Membership
IARFC
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Business Planning, Portfolio Management, Pension Planning, Retirement Planning, Tax Planning, Tax Returns, Seminars Work, Employee Benefits, Stocks and Bonds, Mutual Funds, Mortgage Loans, CommOptions, Collectable Coins , Precious Metals, CD Banking, Annuities, Life Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Medical Insurance, Education Plan, Healthcare Accounts, BuySell

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Brian Pinkston, CFP®
310 K St Ste 200
Anchorage, AK
Firm
Bright Road Wealth Management
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning, Divorce Issues, Education Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Investment Management, Retirement Planning

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Ms. Laura G Bruce, CFP®
(907) 440-2256
900 W. 5th Ave. Ste. 601
Anchorage, AK
Firm
Alaska Permanent Capital
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Business Succession Planning, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Divorce Issues, Elder Care, Estate Planning, Investment Management

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Mr. Ryan R. Callaway, CFP®
(907) 276-1911
1400 W. Bensen Blvd.
Anchorage, AK
Firm
Ameriprise Financial
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning, Insurance Planning, Investment Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

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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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