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Retirement Planning Services Middletown OH

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

Dan Hypes
LifePlan Financial Group, Inc.
(937) 438-8000
10050 Innovation Drive
Dayton, OH
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Financial Issues Between Generations, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Ongoing Investment Management
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Robert Grossheim
Family Wealth Advisory Group
(513) 469-8100
7359 E. Kemper Rd, Ste A
Cincinnati, OH
Expertises
Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Tax Planning, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Estate & Generational Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CLU

Robert Lemmons
Financial Management Group, Inc.
(513) 984-6696
4665 Cornell Road Suite #160
Cincinnati, OH
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, High Net Worth Client Needs, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, AIF, CFP®, CPA

Michael Chasnoff
Truepoint, Inc.
(513) 792-6648
4901 Hunt Road, Suite 200
Cincinnati, OH
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Advising Medical Professionals, Alternative or Private Investments, High Net Worth Client Needs, Planning Issues for Business Owners
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Robert Gerstemeier
Gerstemeier Financial Group, LLC
(513) 898-9973
6851 Clubside Drive
Loveland, OH
Expertises
Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, College/Education Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CEA, CFP®, MBA

Tyrone Phillippi
LifePlan Financial Group, Inc.
(937) 438-8000
10050 Innovation Drive
Dayton, OH
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Advising Employee Benefit Plan Participants, Financial Issues Between Generations, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Planning Issues for Business Owners
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CSA

John Discepoli
Discepoli Financial Planning, LLC
(513) 771-7526
18 Village Square
Glendale, OH
Expertises
Middle Income Client Needs, Tax Planning, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Newlyweds & Novice Investors, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CPA/PFS

David Wilder
Financial Management Group, Inc.
(513) 984-6696
4665 Cornell Road Suite #160
Cincinnati, OH
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Insurance Related Issues, including Annuities, High Net Worth Client Needs, Alternative or Private Investments, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CTFA, MST

Timothy Grout
Clear Perspectives Financial Planning, LLC
(513) 469-8400
9545 Kenwood Road
Cincinnati, OH
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Plan Investment Advice
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

J. Brock Dexter
Trinity Wealth Management, LLC
(513) 508-7467
11714 Darbyshire Court
Loveland, OH
Expertises
High Net Worth Client Needs, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Insurance Related Issues, including Annuities, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

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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