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Compound and Grow Your Employer Matching Retirement Plan Scottsbluff NE

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.

Mr. Rick A. Morehouse, CFP®
(308) 635-7766
1212 Circle Dr
Scottsbluff, NE
Firm
Platte Valley Investment Center, Inc.
Areas of Specialization
Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning, Investment Management, Retirement Income Management, Retirement Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $250,001 - $500,000

Average Income: $50,000 or less

Profession: Medical/Dental Professionals

Data Provided by:
Mr. Chris E. Nelson (RFC®), CFP
(308) 632-7587
1701 First Avenue
Scottsbluff, NE
Company
Valley Financial Planning
Qualifications
Education: University of Nebraska-LincolnThe Metropolitan State College of Denver, CO
Years of Experience: 16
Membership
IARFC, FPA
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Business Planning, Portfolio Management, Pension Planning, Executive Compensation Planning, Retirement Planning, Tax Planning, Employee Benefits, Stocks and Bonds, Mutual Funds, CD Banking, Annuities, Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Education Plan, Compensation Plans

Data Provided by:
Mr. Dennis W. Wiedeman, CFP®
(308) 436-2188
PO Box 606
Gering, NE
Firm
Wiedeman Financial Services, LLC
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning

Data Provided by:
US Bank - Scottsbluff - North Office
(308) 632-9204
702 E 27th St
Scottsbluff, NE
Languages
Spanish
Drive Up Hours
Mon 08:30 am to 05:00 pm
Tue 08:30 am to 05:00 pm
Wed 08:30 am to 05:00 pm
Thur 08:30 am to 05:00 pm
Fri 08:30 am to 05:00 pm
Sat 09:00 am to 12:00 pm

Jason Hiley
Karstens Investment Counsel, Inc.
(402) 492-2727
10250 Regency Circle, Suite 100
Omaha, NE
Expertises
Women's Financial Planning Issues, Advising Medical Professionals, College/Education Planning, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Ongoing Investment Management
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Mr. Chris E. Nelson, CFP®
(308) 632-7587
1701 1st Ave
Scottsbluff, NE
Firm
Valley Financial Planning
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, General Financial Planning, Insurance Planning, Investment Management

Data Provided by:
Mr. Troy A. Herman, CFP®
(308) 436-2188
1524 10th St
Gering, NE
Firm
Wiedeman Financial Services, LLC
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Banking, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Debt Management, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Investment Management, Retirement Planning

Data Provided by:
Mr. Myron R. Gompert, CFP®
(308) 623-0101
1450 Center Avenue
Mitchell, NE
Firm
Gompert Financial
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Banking, Business Succession Planning, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Healthcare Planning, Securities

Data Provided by:
US Bank - Gering Office
(308) 436-5066
1650 10th St
Gering, NE
Languages
Spanish
Drive Up Hours
Mon 08:30 am to 05:00 pm
Tue 08:30 am to 05:00 pm
Wed 08:30 am to 05:00 pm
Thur 08:30 am to 05:00 pm
Fri 08:30 am to 05:00 pm

Keith Smith
K.P. Smith Asset Management
(402) 392-0509
9910 N. 48th Street Suite 112
Omaha, NE
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, College/Education Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, PhD

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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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