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Make the Maximum Contribution to Your Retirement Plan & Retire Secure Helena MT

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).

Janet Hedges, CFP®
(406) 442-1128
7 W 6th Ave Ste 518
Helena, MT
Firm
Raymond James Financial Services
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Budget Development, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Divorce Issues, Education Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

Average Income: $100,001 - $250,000

Profession: Self-Employed Business Owners

Data Provided by:
Mr. Christopher A. Field, CFP®
(406) 443-6004
40 W Lawrence St
Helena, MT
Firm
The Investment Group

Data Provided by:
Mr. Daniel L. Chamberlin, CFP®
(406) 442-1066
800 Sixth Avenue
Helena, MT
Firm
The Chamberlin Group, Inc.
Areas of Specialization
Budget Development, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Debt Management, Divorce Issues, Education Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

Average Income: $100,001 - $250,000

Profession: Business Executives

Data Provided by:
Wells Fargo - Helena East
(406) 447-2226
2950 Prospect Ave
Helena, MT
Type
Branch
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 07:30 AM-06:00 PM
Sat 09:00 AM-03:00 PM
Sun Closed

Wells Fargo - Helena
(406) 447-2050
350 N Last Chance Gulch St 2Nd Flr
Helena, MT
Type
Private Client Services
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 08:00 AM-05:00 PM
Sat-Sun Closed After Hours call toll free: 1-866-460-8470

Mr. Peter Daniel Sullivan, CFP®
(406) 443-6300
111 N Last Chance Gulch St
Helena, MT
Firm
Sullivan Financial Group, Inc.
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Divorce Issues, Education Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

Average Income: $100,001 - $250,000

Profession: Not Applicable

Data Provided by:
Mr. Bruce D Haswell, CFP®
(406) 447-2280
350 N Last Chance Gulch Fl 2
Helena, MT
Firm
Wells Fargo Private Bank

Data Provided by:
US Bank - Helena Office
(406) 447-5215
302 N Last Chance Gulch St
Helena, MT
Drive Up Hours
Mon 08:00 am to 05:30 pm
Tue 08:00 am to 05:30 pm
Wed 08:00 am to 05:30 pm
Thur 08:00 am to 05:30 pm
Fri 08:00 am to 05:30 pm

Wells Fargo - Helena Fuller Ave
(406) 447-2001
415 Fuller Ave
Helena, MT
Type
Branch
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 07:30 AM-06:00 PM
Sat-Sun Closed

Wells Fargo - Helena Downtown
(406) 447-2221
350 N Last Chance Gulch St
Helena, MT
Type
Branch
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 09:00 AM-05:00 PM
Sat-Sun Closed

Data Provided by:

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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