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

Robert Carroll
The Alpine Financial Group
(513) 861-1889
2142 Alpine Place
Cincinnati, OH
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Divorce Planning, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Estate & Generational Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CDFA, CFP®, CPA

Robert Riccardi
Ritter Daniher Financial Advisory, LLC
(513) 233-0715
7529-A State Road
Cincinnati, OH
Expertises
High Net Worth Client Needs, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Ongoing Investment Management, Divorce Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Jeffrey Daniher
Ritter Daniher Financial Advisory, LLC
(513) 233-0715
7529-A State Road
Cincinnati, OH
Expertises
High Net Worth Client Needs, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Ongoing Investment Management, Divorce Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, AEP, CFP®, CLU, CTFA

Ronda Koehler
Ritter Daniher Financial Advisory, LLC
(513) 233-0715
7529-A State Road
Cincinnati, OH
Expertises
High Net Worth Client Needs, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Ongoing Investment Management, Divorce Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

David Foster
Foster & Motley, Inc.
(513) 561-6640 Ext: 14
7755 Montgomery Road, Suite 100
Cincinnati, OH
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA

Gregory Busch
Ritter Daniher Financial Advisory, LLC
(513) 233-0715
7529-A State Road
Cincinnati, OH
Expertises
High Net Worth Client Needs, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations, Ongoing Investment Management, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

John Ritter
Ritter Daniher Financial Advisory, LLC
(513) 233-0715
7529-A State Road
Cincinnati, OH
Expertises
High Net Worth Client Needs, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Ongoing Investment Management, Divorce Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CFS

Matthew Yerkes
Yerkes Financial Advisors
(513) 528-8270
431 Ohio Pike North, Suite 210
Cincinnati, OH
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CPA, PFS

Allen Osgood
Financial Freedom, LLC
(513) 697-6400
8044 Montgomery Road, Suite 700
Cincinnati, OH
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, High Net Worth Client Needs
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

Lucas Hail
Foster & Motley, Inc.
(513) 561-6640 Ext: 14
7755 Montgomery Road, Suite 100
Cincinnati, OH
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Advising Medical Professionals, High Net Worth Client Needs, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

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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