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Compound and Grow Your Employer Matching Retirement Plan Caldwell ID

If your employer offers a matching contribution to your retirement plan, the cardinal rule is: contribute whatever the employer is willing to match even if it is only a percentage of your contribution and not a dollar for dollar match.

Debbra Dillon
Dillon Financial Planning
(208) 336-7503
1159 E Iron Eagle Drive, Ste. 170-C
Eagle, ID
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Middle Income Client Needs, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Newlyweds & Novice Investors
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NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Mr. Robert A. Lachance, CFP®
(208) 794-3888
5660 E Franklin Rd Ste 130
Nampa, ID
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Wealth Dynamics Advisory, LLC

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Allen Gamel, CFP®
(208) 884-5175
1710 S Wells Ave
Meridian, ID
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Edward Jones Investments
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Asset Allocation, Business Succession Planning, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning
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Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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



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Mr. Kirk A. Walton, CFP®
(208) 573-2537
971 E Winding Creek Dr Ste 101
Eagle, ID
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Gryphon Private Wealth Management
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Mrs. Debbra A Dillon, CFP®
(208) 336-7503
1159 East Iron Eagle Drive
Eagle, ID
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Dillon Financial Planning
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Retirement Planning
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Average Net Worth: Not Applicable

Average Income: Not Applicable

Profession: Not Applicable

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Brian Burks, MBA
5660 East Franklin Rd. Suite #130
Nampa, ID
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Title: Managing Partner
Company: Burks Wealth Management
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Investment Advisor Rep: Yes
Registered Investor: Yes
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U of Idaho/B.S. - Marketing
Boise State University - MBA
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Years Experience: 15
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Life Settlements,IRA, 401k, Roth IRA, QDRO Rollovers,CD Alternative,Annuities,Long-Term Health Care Planning,Annuity Ideas & Strategy Planning,Estate Tax Planning,Asset Protection Strategies & Planning,Hourly Financial Planning Engagements,401k Rollover From Employer,Income for Life/ Preserve Principal,Life Insurance,Investment & Portfolio Management,Commission-Only Financial Planning (Full Disclosure),Insurance & Risk Management Planning,Retirement Income Accumulation Planning,Individual Income

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Mr. J. R. Smith, CFP®
(208) 286-0885
10368 W Altair Dr
Star, ID
Firm
Provision Financial Advisors
Areas of Specialization
Retirement Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

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

Profession: Self-Employed Business Owners

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Mr. Robert A. Hiestand, CFP®
(208) 888-5508
1394 S Wampum Way
Meridian, ID
Areas of Specialization
Accounting, Asset Allocation, Banking, Budget Development, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Debt Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: Not Applicable

Average Income: Not Applicable

Profession: Not Applicable

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Mr. Shawn G. Webb, CFP®
(208) 938-4197
450 W State St Ste 215
Eagle, ID
Firm
Pacific Crest Wealth Managemen

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Mr. Jason R. Haas, CFP®
(208) 938-2199
439 E Shore Dr
Eagle, ID
Firm
Eagle River Financial
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Asset Allocation, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Estate Planning, Investment Management, Risk Management, Wealth Management

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Compound and Grow Your Employer Matching Retirement Plan

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Frugal Living

Saving for Retirement: Compound and Grow Your Employer Matching Retirement Plan
By James Lange 
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Jun 13, 2007, 16:20

   

If your employer offers a matching contribution to your retirement plan, the cardinal rule is: contribute whatever the employer is willing to match even if it is only a percentage of your contribution and not a dollar for dollar match.

Imagine depositing $1,000 of your money into the bank, but instead of getting a crummy toaster, you receive an extra $1,000 to go along with your deposit. To add to the fun, imagine getting a tax deduction for your deposit and not having to pay tax on your gift. Furthermore, both your $1,000 and the gift $1,000 grow (it is to be hoped), and you don t have to pay income tax on the interest, dividends, capital gains, or the appreciation until you withdraw the money. When you withdraw the money, you will have to pay taxes, but you will have gained interest, dividends, and appreciation in the meantime. That is what employer matching contributions to retirement plans are all about. If the employer matches the employee contribution, it offers a 100% return on the investment in one day (assuming no early withdrawal penalties apply and the matched funds are fully vested).

Over the years, I have heard hundreds of excuses for not taking advantage of an employer-matching plan. All those reasons can be summarized in two words: ignorance and neglect. If you didn t know that before, you know now. If you are not currently taking advantage of your employer-matching plan, run don t walk to your plan administrator and begin the paperwork to take advantage of the employer match. Matching contributions are most commonly found within Section 401k, 403b, and 457 plans. Even if your employer is only willing to make a partial match up to a cap, you should still take advantage of this opportunity. A fairly common agreement is that the employer will contribute 50 cents for every dollar up to the first 6 percent of salary you contribute. Don t grouse that it is not enough or not worth it. You have everything to gain this is free money that will compound and grow and as Einstein said, The most powerful force in the universe is compound interest.

As one of the country s top IRA experts, James Lange has developed tax-savvy retirement and estate plans for over 1400 U.S. citizens with appreciable assets in their IRAs and 401(k) plans. In his book, ...

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