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Compound and Grow Your Employer Matching Retirement Plan Morgantown WV

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.

Edwin Landis
60 West Street Suite 404
Annapolis, MD
Company
Title: Financial Consultant
Company: Landis Financial Services
Type
Investment Advisor Rep: Yes
Education
Michigan State University/ BA
Service
401k Rollover From Employer,Income for Life/ Preserve Principal,Life Insurance,Investment & Portfolio Management,Investment Consulting & Allocation Design,Business Succession & Liquidation Planning,Estate Tax Planning,Asset Protection Strategies & Planning,Hourly Financial Planning Engagements,Stock Market Alternative,Medicaid,Retirement Planning,Long-Term Health Care Planning,Annuity Ideas & Strategy Planning,Planning For Personal Finances & Budgeting,Retirement Income Accumulation Planning,Ind

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Mr. Richard A. Sementa, CFP®
(304) 581-6081
990 Elmer Prince Drive
Morgantown, WV
Firm
United Brokerage Services, Inc.
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Banking, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, General Financial Planning, Investment Management, Investment Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

Profession: Business Executives

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Mr. H. Thomas Broadwater, CFP®
(724) 439-8636
81 West Main St
Uniontown, PA
Firm
United Brokerage Services, Inc
Areas of Specialization
Banking, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Wealth Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $100,001 - $250,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

Data Provided by:
James Winter
Mountaineer Financial Planning, LLC
(304) 722-2065
410 6th Avenue
St. Albans, WV
Expertises
Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, College/Education Planning, Middle Income Client Needs, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA/PFS, MBA

Mr. Archibald R. Hoxton Iv, CFP®
(304) 876-2619
PO Box E
Shepherdstown, WV
Firm
Hoxton Financial, Inc. d/b/a HFI Wealth Management
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning, Healthcare 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. Bradey J. Loffert, CFP®
(304) 282-0702
121 Simpson St
Morgantown, WV
Firm
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Business Succession Planning, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning

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Mr. Lester J. Clark, CFP®
(304) 598-0003
3041 University Avenue
Morgantown, WV
Firm
Ameriprie

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Investors Capital
(724) 437-2862
Two West Main Street Suite 140
Uniontown, PA
 
Archibald Hoxton
Hoxton Financial, Inc.
(304) 876-2619
8530 Shepherdstown Pike
Shepherdstown, WV
Expertises
Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Ongoing Investment Management, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Advising Medical Professionals, High Net Worth Client Needs
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, AAMS, AIF, CFP®

Mr. Thomas L. Peterson, CFP®
(717) 261-3647
101 S Washington St
Berkeley Springs, WV
Firm
CNB Bank

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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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