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Make the Maximum Contribution to Your Retirement Plan & Retire Secure Fallon NV

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. Douglas Drost, CFP®
(775) 423-8552
2262 Reno Hwy Ste A
Fallon, NV
Firm
Edward Jones
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning, General Financial Planning

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Wells Fargo - Fallon
(775) 423-6541
2211 W Williams Ave
Fallon, NV
Type
Branch
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 08:00 AM-06:00 PM
Sat 09:00 AM-04:00 PM
Sun Closed

Greg Phelps
REDROCK WEALTH MANAGEMENT, LLC
(702) 987-1607
9480 S. Eastern Ave.
Las Vegas, NV
Expertises
Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Ongoing Investment Management, High Net Worth Client Needs, Financial Psychology/Coaching, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, AAMS, CFP®, CLU

Vicki Schultz
Schultz Financial Group, Inc.
(775) 850-5620
10765 Double R Blvd., Suite 200
Reno, NV
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, High Net Worth Client Needs, Ongoing Investment Management, Alternative or Private Investments, Real Estate Investments
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®, MBA

Sidney Blum
GreatLight Fee Only Advisors, LLC
(877) 333-1197
9060 W. Cheyenne Avenue Suite A
Las Vegas, NV
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Middle Income Client Needs, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, ATP, BS, CFP®, ChFc, CPA, CPA/PFS

Wells Fargo - West Williams & Venturacci
(775) 428-2516
890 W Williams Ave
Fallon, NV
Type
In-Store Branch
Office Hours
Mon-Sat 10:00 AM-07:00 PM
Sun 10:00 AM-05:00 PM

Bank of America - Fallon Branch
(775) 688-8898
940 W. Williams St
Fallon, NV
Type
Banking Center
Services
Banking Center Services: Change Order, Commercial Deposits
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 9-5
Tuesday 9-5
Wednesday 9-5
Thursday 9-5
Friday 9-6
Saturday 9-1
Sunday Closed

William Kirby
Kirby Group, Inc.
(775) 853-4159
13375 West Saddlebow Drive
Reno, NV
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MS

Christopher Baum
Vannoy Advisory Group, Inc.
(702) 799-9720
Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV
Expertises
Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Advising Employee Benefit Plan Participants, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Advising Medical Professionals, Newlyweds & Novice Investors
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Joseph Hollen
Hollen Financial Planning, Ltd.
(775) 827-0670
P.O. Box 6629
Reno, NV
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

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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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