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Retirement Planning Services Southbury CT

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

Thomas Arconti
Arconti Financial Advisors, LLC
(203) 778-4100
152 Deer Hill Avenue, Suite 102
Danbury, CT
Expertises
Hourly Financial Planning Services, Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Advising Employee Benefit Plan Participants, Middle Income Client Needs, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Russell Wayne
Sound Asset Management, Inc.
(203) 222-9370
5 Glen Lane, East Wing
Weston, CT
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Hourly Financial Planning Services, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Middle Income Client Needs, Newlyweds & Novice Investors
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BA, CFP®, MBA

Mr. Keith W. Dupree, CFP®
(203) 267-5888
900 Main St S
Southbury, CT
Firm
Ameriprise Financial Services,
Areas of Specialization
General Financial Planning, Investment Management, Retirement Income Management, Retirement Planning, Risk Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $250,001 - $500,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

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Mr. David J. Curran, CFP®
(203) 267-2706
7 Poverty rd
Southbury, CT
Firm
Arbella
Areas of Specialization
Insurance Planning, Life Planning

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Mr. Brian M. Jones, CFP®
(203) 264-8881
1 Reservoir Office Park Ste 201
Southbury, CT
Firm
Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company
Areas of Specialization
Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Divorce Issues, Education Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

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



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R. Allen Purkiss
Purkiss Capital Advisors, LLC
(203) 431-5862
62 Barry Avenue
Ridgefield, CT
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, College/Education Planning, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Barry Katz
Caratel Financial Services, Inc.
(860) 567-2567
North Street
Litchfield, CT
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Real Estate Investments, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Middle Income Client Needs
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®, MBA

Mr. Steven M. Haas, CFP®
(203) 262-8005
900 Main St S
Southbury, CT
Firm
Ameriprise Financial

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Mr. Arthur L. Szepesi, CFP®
(203) 267-5888
900 Main St S Ste 101
Southbury, CT
Firm
Ameriprise Financial Services,

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Mr. Gregory J. Bunger, CFP®
(203) 264-1200
1 Pomperaug Office Park Ste 307
Southbury, CT
Firm
Kennedy & Company
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Divorce Issues, Estate 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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