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Make the Maximum Contribution to Your Retirement Plan & Retire Secure Fort Campbell KY

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. Roland J. Sample, CFP®
(931) 553-4050
PO Box 30368
Clarksville, TN
Firm
Advanced Financial Concepts

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Mr. Steven G. Williams, CFP®
(931) 245-2154
124 Center Pointe Drive
Clarksville, TN
Firm
Stone, Rudolph, and Henry Fina

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Mr. Jocelyn Brandon Roberts, CFP®
(931) 802-3423
960 Webb Rd
Clarksville, TN
Firm
J. Brandon Roberts
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Budget Development, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Debt Management, Education Planning, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning

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Kathy B Ellis, CFP®
(931) 905-0050
2321 Rudolphtown Rd
Clarksville, TN
Firm
Raymond James Financial Servic
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, General Financial Planning, Retirement Income Management, Retirement Planning, Small Business Planning

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US Bank - Clarksville-Northpark Office
(931) 552-8698
1598 Fort Campbell Blvd
Clarksville, TN
Drive Up Hours
Mon 08:30 am to 04:00 pm
Tue 08:30 am to 04:00 pm
Wed 08:30 am to 04:00 pm
Thur 08:30 am to 04:00 pm
Fri 08:30 am to 05:30 pm

Robert Rayleigh Bevans, CFP®
(931) 206-1387
212 Madison St Ste 102B
Clarksville, TN
Firm
BevCo
Areas of Specialization
Business Succession Planning, Divorce Issues, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Insurance Planning, Long-Term Care, Special Needs Planning

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Mr. Michael W. Thomas, CFP®
(931) 920-5029
101 S 3rd St
Clarksville, TN
Firm
Merrill Lynch
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Business Succession Planning, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning, Investment Management, Investment Planning

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Nicholas H. Meriwether (RFC®), CHFC, CLU
(931) 358-3961
662 Sango Rd Ste A
Clarksville, TN
Company
Financial Planning Center, LLP
Qualifications
Education: Hopkinsville High School, American College
Years of Experience: 29
Membership
IARFC
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Business Planning, Portfolio Management, Pension Planning, Executive Compensation Planning, personal Coach, Retirement Planning, Tax Planning, Tax Returns, Seminars Work, Employee Benefits, Stocks and Bonds, Mutual Funds, Mortgage Loans, CD Banking, Annuities, Life Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Charitable Planning, Asset Protection, BuySell, Compensation Plans

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Bank of America
(931) 431-4280
201 Bastogne Ave
Fort Campbell, KY
Type
Banking Center

Bank of America - Cunningham Plaza
(931) 553-2250
1648 Fort Campbell Blvd
Clarksville, TN
Type
Banking Center
Services
Banking Center Services: Change Order, Commercial Deposits, Night Deposits, Drive Up
Outdoor ATM Services: Open 24 Hours, Braille, Accepts Deposits, Drive Up
Languages
English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, French, Russian, Portuguese
Office Hours
Monday 9-4
Tuesday 9-4
Wednesday 9-4
Thursday 9-4
Friday 9-5:30
Saturday 9-1
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 9-1
Sunday Closed

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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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