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Retirement Planning Services Thomasville GA

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

Mr. George T. Harrison Jr., CFP®
(229) 226-8320
314 Gordon Ave
Thomasville, GA
Firm
Lanigan & Associates PC

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Mr. William M. Durham Jr., CFP®
(850) 385-1362
1615 Village Square Blvd Ste 5
Tallahassee, FL
Firm
Corporate & Estate Analysts In

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Dr. David S. Wimberly (RFC®), CHFC, CLU, CPA, MBA, RFP
(850) 219-5750
6811 Donerail Trail
Tallahassee, FL
Qualifications
Education: B.S. Florida State University 1973;M.Acc. Florida State University 1975;M.S., University of Florida 2008;
Years of Experience: 36
Membership
IARFC, AICPA
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Business Planning, Portfolio Management, Trustee Service, Pension Planning, Executive Compensation Planning, Retirement Planning, Tax Planning, Tax Returns, Family Offices, Collectable Coins , Precious Metals, Life Insurance, Business Coach, Charitable Planning, Charitable Foundations, Asset Protection, BuySell, Compensation Plans

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Mr. Trent Meewes, CFP®
(850) 894-7526
2941 Kerry Forest Pkwy
Tallahassee, FL
Firm
Wealth Management Corporation
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning, Estate Planning, Investment Management, Retirement Income Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $100,001 - $250,000

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



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Mr. William S. Horak, CFP®
(850) 894-7526
2941 Kerry Forest Pkwy
Tallahassee, FL
Firm
Wealth Management Corporation
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning
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. James G. Dudley, CFP®
PO Box 7000
Thomasville, GA

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Mr. Harry N. Mccall, CFP®
(850) 491-2208
2245 Killarney Way
Tallahassee, FL
Firm
Independent Financial Planning Advisors, LLC
Areas of Specialization
Budget Development, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Insurance Planning, Investment Management, Investment Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $250,001 - $500,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

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Mr. Marcus R. Winchester, CFP®
(850) 668-0266
2933 Kerry Forest Pkwy
Tallahassee, FL
Firm
Winchester Financial Group

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Stanley T. Nation Jr., CFP®
(813) 956-0074
2927 Kerry Forest Pkwy
Tallahassee, FL
Firm
Nation One Financial
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning

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Bank of America - Thomasville
(229) 226-8536
14977 US Hwy. 19 South
Thomasville, GA
Type
Banking Center
Services
Banking Center Services: Change Order, Commercial Deposits, Night Deposits, Drive Up
Indoor ATM Services: Open 24 Hours, Talking ATM, Braille, Accepts Deposits, Deposit Image
Outdoor ATM Services: Open 24 Hours, Talking ATM, Braille, Accepts Deposits, Drive Up, Deposit Image
Languages
English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, French, Russian, Portuguese
Office Hours
Monday 9-4
Tuesday 9-4
Wednesday 9-4
Thursday 9-4
Friday 9-6
Saturday 9-1
Sunday Closed
Drive Up Hours
Monday 8:30-4:30
Tuesday 8:30-4:30
Wednesday 8:30-4:30
Thursday 8:30-4:30
Friday 8:30-6
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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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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