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

Jerome Zimmerer
D. Scott Neal, Inc.
(800) 344-9098
PO Box 2010
Lexington, KY
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Advising Medical Professionals
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BA, CFP®, CPA/PFS

W. Michael Cooper
Cooper Management Service, Inc.
(859) 259-0063
106 W. Vine Street. Ste 700
Lexington, KY
Expertises
High Net Worth Client Needs, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®, CFS

Scott Neal
D. Scott Neal, Inc.
(859) 254-3036
1999 Richmond Road
Lexington, KY
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA/PFS, M.Div., MBA

Mrs. Aprill Ergas Shepherd, CFP®
(859) 879-5455
101 N Main St Fl 2
Versailles, KY
Firm
Community Trust Investment Company
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Divorce Issues, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, General Financial Planning, Insurance Planning, Intergenerational Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

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Mr. Eugene Allen Castle, CFP®
(859) 266-3207
3141 Beaumont Centre Circle
Lexington, KY
Firm
Moneywise, Inc.
Areas of Specialization
Accounting, Tax Planning, Tax Preparation, Wealth Management

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Ramsey Bova
Moneywatch Advisors, Inc.
(859) 268-1117
444 E. Main Street Suite 106
Lexington, KY
Expertises
Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, College/Education Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Ralph Scearce
Cambridge Financial
(859) 269-3104
1089 Chinoe Road
Lexington, KY
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Middle Income Client Needs, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®

Melody Townsend
Townsend Financial Planning
(859) 299-2020
2716 Old Rosebud Road, Suite 180
Lexington, KY
Expertises
Hourly Financial Planning Services, Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Insurance Related Issues, including Annuities
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Mr. Gary A. Murphy, CFP®
(859) 317-2747
4383 Old Harrodsburg Rd.
Lexington, KY
Firm
The Mutual Fund Store Lexington
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, General Financial Planning, Investment Management, Investment Planning, Life Transitions
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $250,001 - $500,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

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Mr. Micah C Kinnett, CFP®
(859) 514-6175
2353 Alexandria Drive, Suite 100
Lexington, KY
Firm
UBS Financial Services Inc.

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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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