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Retirement Planning Services Millsboro DE

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

Christine Falvello
Navigate Financial Advisors
(302) 537-2207
36358 Redstart Court, Bay Forest
Ocean View, DE
Expertises
Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Ongoing Investment Management, Planning Issues for Unmarried & Same-Sex Couples, Estate & Generational Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BA, CFP®, MS, EdM

Mr. John D. Simeone, CFP®
(302) 645-8592
34346 Carpenters Way
Lewes, DE
Firm
Fulton Financial Advisors
Areas of Specialization
Estate Planning, General Financial Planning, Investment Planning, Long-Term Care, Retirement Income Management, Retirement Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000



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Mr. Donald C. Birch, CFP®
(302) 644-6623
18344 Coastal Hwy
Lewes, DE
Firm
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Areas of Specialization
Estate Planning, General Financial Planning, Investment Planning, Securities
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $250,001 - $500,000

Average Income: $50,001 - $100,000

Profession: Not Applicable

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Mr. Robert E. Bunting, CFP®
(302) 841-1027
PO Box 862
Selbyville, DE
Firm
M & T Bank
Areas of Specialization
Accounting, Banking, Budget Development, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Debt Management, General Financial Planning, Mortgages
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: Not Applicable

Average Income: Not Applicable

Profession: Business Executives

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Mr. William A Brooks Sr., CFP®
(302) 258-4668
7 Green Haven Ct
Rehoboth Beach, DE
Firm
CUProsper
Areas of Specialization
Accounting, Asset Allocation, Banking, Budget Development, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Debt Management, Divorce Issues

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Burwell Hutchinson
Fischer & Hutchinson Wealth Advisors, LLC
(302) 644-3540
404 E. Savannah Road
Lewes, DE
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Real Estate Investments, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA

Mr. Theodore A. Fischer Ii, CFP®
(302) 841-9812
33695 Baylis Dr
Lewes, DE
Firm
Fischer & Hutchinson Wealth Advisors, LLC

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Ms. Kathleen M. Ryan, CFP®
(302) 856-6664
13 Bridgeville Road
Georgetown, DE
Firm
KMR Financial Network, LLC

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Mr. Alexander G. Yearley, CFP®
(302) 227-2939
39 Baltimore Ave
Rehoboth Beach, DE
Firm
Community Pride Financial
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $100,000 or less

Average Income: $50,000 or less

Profession: Not Applicable

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Mr. Steven E Cooper, CFP®
(302) 227-5148
19535 Camelot Drive
Rehoboth Beach, DE
Firm
Merrill Lynch
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Estate Planning, Investment Management, Retirement Planning, Special Needs Planning, Wealth Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

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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