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Make the Maximum Contribution to Your Retirement Plan & Retire Secure Branson MO

Now, let's assume you have been contributing only the portion that your employer is willing to match and yet you barely have enough money to get by week to week. Does it still make sense to make non-matched contributions or Roth IRA contributions assuming you do not want to reduce your spending? Maybe. (This article does not address Roth IRA contributions vs. non-matched 401(k) contributions and hereafter only refers to non-matched 401(k) contributions).

Mr. Dennis G. Newkirk, CFP®
(417) 339-3700
170 Sunny Brook Dr
Branson, MO
Firm
Newkirk & Company

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Bank of America - Branson
(417) 336-6363
510 Veterans Blvd
Branson, MO
Type
Banking Center
Services
Banking Center Services: Change Order, Commercial Deposits, Night Deposits, Drive Up
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 9-5
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Drive Up Hours
Monday 8-6
Tuesday 8-6
Wednesday 8-6
Thursday 8-6
Friday 8-6
Saturday 8-12
Sunday Closed

US Bank - Forsyth Office
(417) 546-4788
16124 US Hwy 160
Forsyth, MO
Drive Up Hours
Mon 08:30 am to 05:30 pm
Tue 08:30 am to 05:30 pm
Wed 08:30 am to 05:30 pm
Thur 08:30 am to 05:30 pm
Fri 08:30 am to 05:30 pm
Sat 08:30 am to 12:00 pm

Bank of America - Branson West
(417) 272-3030
18491 State Hwy 13
Branson West, MO
Type
Banking Center
Services
Banking Center Services: Change Order, Commercial Deposits, Night Deposits, Drive Up
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 9-3
Tuesday 9-3
Wednesday 9-3
Thursday 9-3
Friday 9-5
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Drive Up Hours
Monday 8-5
Tuesday 8-5
Wednesday 8-5
Thursday 8-5
Friday 8-6
Saturday 8-12
Sunday Closed

Wells Fargo Advisors
(417) 335-5095
827 West Main Street
Branson, MO

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US Bank - Branson 76 Office
(417) 335-2122
520 W Main St
Branson, MO
Drive Up Hours
Mon 08:00 am to 06:00 pm
Tue 08:00 am to 06:00 pm
Wed 08:00 am to 06:00 pm
Thur 08:00 am to 06:00 pm
Fri 08:00 am to 06:00 pm
Sat 08:00 am to 12:00 pm

Bank of America - Forsyth MO
(417) 546-2941
115 Shadowrock Dr.
Forsyth, MO
Type
Banking Center
Services
Banking Center Services: Change Order, Commercial Deposits, Night Deposits, Drive Up
Outdoor ATM Services: Open 24 Hours, Talking ATM, Braille, Drive Up
Languages
English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, French, Russian, Portuguese
Office Hours
Monday 9-3
Tuesday 9-3
Wednesday 9-3
Thursday 9-3
Friday 9-3
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Drive Up Hours
Monday 8:30-5
Tuesday 8:30-5
Wednesday 8:30-5
Thursday 8:30-5
Friday 8:30-5:30
Saturday 9-12
Sunday Closed

US Bank - Branson West Office
(417) 272-8181
17946 Business 13
Branson West, MO
Drive Up Hours
Mon 07:30 am to 06:00 pm
Tue 07:30 am to 06:00 pm
Wed 07:30 am to 06:00 pm
Thur 07:30 am to 06:00 pm
Fri 07:30 am to 06:00 pm
Sat 07:30 am to 12:00 pm

Edward Jones
(417) 334-4290
1972 St Hwy 165, Ste F
Branson, MO
 
Patricia Conway
Conway Financial Group, LLC
(314) 579-9157
390 South Woods Mill Road, Suite 175
Chesterfield, MO
Expertises
Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

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Make the Maximum Contribution to Your Retirement Plan & Retire Secure

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Frugal Living

Saving For Retirement: Make the Maximum Contribution to Your Retirement Plan & Retire Secure
By James Lange 
   

Many people perhaps you feel they cannot afford to save for retirement. The truth is you may very well be able to afford to save, but you don t realize it. That's right. I am going to present a rationale to persuade you to contribute more than you think you can afford.

First, I am operating on assumption that you are following the cardinal rule of saving for retirement: If your employer offers a matching contribution to your retirement plan you are contributing whatever your employer is willing to match even if it is only a percentage of your contribution and not a dollar for dollar match.

Now, let's assume you have been contributing only the portion that your employer is willing to match and yet you barely have enough money to get by week to week. Does it still make sense to make non-matched contributions or Roth IRA contributions assuming you do not want to reduce your spending? Maybe. (This article does not address Roth IRA contributions vs. non-matched 401(k) contributions and hereafter only refers to non-matched 401(k) contributions).

If you have substantial savings and maximizing your retirement plan contributions causes your net payroll check to be insufficient to meet your expenses, you should maximize retirement plan contributions.

The shortfall for your living expenses from making increased pre-tax retirement plan contributions should be withdrawn from your savings (money that has already been taxed). Over time this process, i.e., increasing contributions to your retirement plan and funding the shortfall by making after-tax withdrawals from an after-tax account, transfers money from the after-tax environment to the pre-tax environment. Ultimately it results in more money for you and your heirs.

Another way to squeeze blood from a stone is to consider an interest only mortgage. The reduced mortgage payment (in contrast to what you would be paying on a 30-year fixed rate mortgage) is deductible as a home interest expense. The additional cash flow from the reduced payment could be used to pay credit card debt or fund one or more tax favored investments. You could open a Roth IRA, make additional retirement contributions, and/or purchase a tax-favored life insurance plan. In the long run, you could be better off, often by hundreds of thousands of dollars. Of course there are risks with this strategy.

Another opportunity to shift savings from the after-tax environment to tax advantaged retirement savings might arise if you are the beneficiary of an inheritance.

Take this Changing Your IRA and Retirement Plan Strategy after a Windfall or an Inheritance mini case study for example:

Joe always had trouble making ends meet. He did, however, know enough to always contribute to his retirement plan th...

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