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Make the Maximum Contribution to Your Retirement Plan & Retire Secure Casa Grande AZ

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).

Bryant Ridgway (RFC®), PHD
(520) 836-5421
1481 North Koenig Drive
Casa Grande, AZ
Company
Bryant Ridgway & Associates, LLC
Qualifications
Education: BA University of ArizonaMA Arizona State Univ.PhD Columbia Pacific Univ
Years of Experience: 15
Membership
IARFC, MDRT, NAIFA
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Business Planning, Executive Compensation Planning, Retirement Planning, Employee Benefits, Mutual Funds, Annuities, Life Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Medical Insurance, Group Insurance, Charitable Planning, Healthcare Accounts, Charitable Foundations, Asset Protection, BuySell, Compensation Plans

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Bank of America - Casa Grande
(520) 421-0865
1691 E Florence Boulevard
Casa Grande, AZ
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, Multi-Check Deposit, Drive Up, Deposit Image
Languages
English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, French, Russian, Portuguese
Office Hours
Monday 9-5
Tuesday 9-5
Wednesday 9-5
Thursday 9-5
Friday 9-6
Saturday 9-1
Sunday Closed
Drive Up Hours
Monday 9-5
Tuesday 9-5
Wednesday 9-5
Thursday 9-5
Friday 9-6
Saturday 9-1
Sunday Closed

Wells Fargo - Coolidge
(520) 723-1780
1411 N Arizona Blvd Ste 102
Coolidge, AZ
Type
Branch
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 09:00 AM-06:00 PM
Sat 09:00 AM-04:00 PM
Sun Closed Make An Appointment

Robert Burger
Perspective Financial Services, LLC
(602) 635-1313 or 235-0336
1440 E. Missouri Avenue, Suite 250
Phoenix, AZ
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Hourly Financial Planning Services, Ongoing Investment Management, Middle Income Client Needs, Divorce Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CDFA, CFP®

David Fernandez
Wealth Engineering, LLC
(480) 296-2042
20325 N. 51st Avenue, Suite 134 (bldg 5)
Glendale, AZ
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, High Net Worth Client Needs, College/Education Planning, Estate & Generational Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®

Chase Bank
(520) 836-9865
2812 N Pinal Ave
Casa Grande, AZ
Type
Freestanding
Office Hours
Mon:9:00-6:00
Tues:9:00-6:00
Wed:9:00-6:00
Thurs:9:00-6:00
Fri:9:00-6:00
Sat:9:00-1:00
Sun:closed

Bank of America - Fry's - Dysart / McDowell
(623) 535-4881
1575 N Dysart Rd
Avondale, AZ
Type
Banking Center
Services
Banking Center Services: Commercial Deposits, Night Deposits
Indoor ATM Services: Open 24 Hours, Talking ATM, Braille, Accepts Deposits, Deposit Image
Languages
English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, French, Russian, Portuguese
Office Hours
Monday 9-7
Tuesday 9-7
Wednesday 9-7
Thursday 9-7
Friday 9-7
Saturday 9-6
Sunday 10-4

Lisa Woodside
Focused Wealth Strategies, Inc.
(480) 214-9719
9375 East Shea Blvd., Suite 100
Scottsdale, AZ
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Tax Planning, Women's Financial Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA, MST

Connie Brezik
Asset Strategies, Inc.
(480) 607-7445
8570 East Shea Blvd., Suite 140
Scottsdale, AZ
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Advising Medical Professionals, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA, PFS

Janie Strasser
Ponderosa Wealth Management
(928) 777-2381
1129 Iron Springs Road
Prescott, AZ
Expertises
Planning Issues for Business Owners, Ongoing Investment Management, Tax Planning, Retirement Plan Investment Advice
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA, 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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