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Cicero Retirement Planning

Cicero retirement planning is an easy idea, in theory, that can prove to be a difficult process if unprepared. Make sure you recognize the correct path to take for your needs and goals by determining how much risk you can tolerate within your investment portfolio when planning. Understanding the different outlets available to IL residents can prove to be immensely helpful. Retirement in Cicero is subjective, so figuring out what you want when you stop working is the first step in navigating your way there. Also remember that no one can force you to stop working, as long as you're healthy, so if you enjoy your job take that into account when retirement planning.

Choosing the Right Plan

One of the most popular retirement planning vehicles in Cicero is the 401(k) plan. These are offered by many private Illinois employers and can offer significant advantages to many other planning alternatives. Several employers may offer to match a proportion of the money you add to your account. Many companies offer this as an incentive to encourage employees to save for their retirement and also to take advantage of certain tax breaks offered by the federal government.

A very similar type of arrangement exists for certain Illinois state employees and some non-profit entities. A 403(b) plan works very similar to that of a 401(k) plan and both are named after their corresponding sections of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. An Illinois 403(b) lets certain IL residents contribute a portion of their pre-tax income into an account that grows tax-free. During your Cicero retirement planning you should identify which types of accounts your work has available and take advantage of their benefits.

If the company you work for in Cicero does not have a 401(k) or a 403(b), consider contributing to an IRA. Consult a Cicero retirement planning specialist to determine which IRA would be the most beneficial to you. The two most common types of IRAs in use today include a traditional IRA and a Roth IRA. Aside from just opening an IRA and putting money into it, many people use it as a vessel to transfer an old 401(k) from a previous employer. This transfer is not considered a withdrawal if done correctly and therefore can be done without paying taxes on the distribution.

For example, after speaking with your Cicero retirement planning agent you may choose to invest some money into a Roth IRA. The basic mechanics of this type of IRA entail paying taxes on contributions when you put money into the account. Since the federal government taxed the money as it went into the account, you receive tax free growth and distributions from the account in retirement. This may be a good possibility for young professionals in Cicero just starting their career, as they're probably in a lower tax bracket now than will be when they retire.

On the other hand, people at the pinnacle of their field now may choose to put some of their Cicero retirement planning money into a traditional IRA. This type of account works exactly the opposite of a Roth IRA regarding taxes. You put your money into the account that grows tax-deferred until you retire. Once you start taking distributions, you'd then pay the taxes. This could work for your Cicero retirement planning since you're likely to be in a lower tax bracket when you retire.

Social Security Planning Options

Another crucial piece of the puzzle for Cicero residents is to figure out if you want to include future social security payments into your Cicero retirement planning discussions. This is a personal choice for everyone in Illinois to make on their own, but be sure to confer with your financial advisor regarding different options. Being very conservative and ignoring social security could be a good way to ensure you save enough to make the transition from work very comfortable. That way, when you reach your Cicero retirement planning goals, the incoming social security payments will be extra funds you can spend on grandchildren or use to take a vacation.

Cicero residents could also consider not counting on social security payments until well after you retire. Delaying taking social security increases the amount you receive in payments. When speaking to your IL advisor ask them to run a simulation of how much more money you could receive by waiting.

There are many different vehicles you can choose from when doing your Cicero retirement planning, so be sure to find a combination that works for your goals. Not all of the aforementioned plans are available to everyone, so find out if your company has a retirement plan. If your employer has a plan, find out if they'll match your contributions. This is a great way to get some extra cash for your planning needs, and who doesn't like free money?

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Retirement Planners In Cicero

Jim Hagedorn, CFA
Jim Hagedorn, CFA
227 West Monroe Street Suite 3910
Chicago, IL 60606

Michael Porrey, Jr., MBA
Michael Porrey, Jr., MBA
123 N Wacker Drive
Suite 2300
Chicago, IL 60606

Matthew  Personette
Matthew Personette
3021 Butterfield Road Suite 202
Hinsdale, IL 60523

Erik Johnson
Erik Johnson
15625 South LaGrange Road
Orland Park, IL 60462

Lisa D. Cameron
Lisa D. Cameron
1135 W. 175th Street
Homewood, IL 60430

Brian Jensen
Brian Jensen
840 Willow Rd
Northbrook, IL 60062

Timothy Creath, CLU, ChFC
Timothy Creath, CLU, ChFC
903 Sienna Drive
Schaumburg, IL 60193

Dan Savas, CFP
Dan Savas, CFP
33 W. Higgins Rd.
Suite 2050
South Barrington, IL 60010

Wesley Kotys, CFP, AAMS
Wesley Kotys, CFP, AAMS
175 Lincolnway, Suite D
Valparaiso, IN 46383

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