Mesa Retirement Planning
Mesa retirement planning involves figuring out how to invest your money, and how to manage your investments. One decision you'll need to make, for example, is whether you'd like a full service or a discount broker to handle your investments. And, once you decide, how should you figure out which broker is the best for you?
You'll also need to ask that million-dollar-question: how much money do you need? This is one of those questions that's easier to ask than to answer. And, as you might guess, the answer isn't the same for everyone. If you plan to live a quiet life in Mesa, AZ, perhaps you won't spend much during your retirement. However, if you're going to travel extensively or live extravagantly, you need to save more!
Choosing a Brokerage Firm
Once you've starting saving money and considering Mesa retirement planning, it's time to start thinking about how you're going to invest your money. Of course, finding the right Mesa, AZ broker to handle your money is easier said than done. And, well, there's a chance you don't need a broker and you're better off investing money with an Arizona discount brokerage firm.
First off, before looking for a broker, you should figure out what your goals are and ask yourself a few questions. First: how much do you have to invest? Second: what kind of investments do you want? Third: how often to you plan on trading? And, fourth: how much help do you need?
Asking yourself those four questions will help you categorize your current investment profile. If you're young and you've just begun your Mesa retirement planning, you may be a small investor with less than $5,000 to invest. You may be a "buy and hold" investor because you don't want to deal with selling and such, or you may be an active trader who likes to watch stocks all day long.
If you're a "buy and hold" kind of investor, you should make sure you understand the brokerage fees of the company. Are you going to be charged monthly fees? Make sure the customer service is good, and ask about whether you can transfer money to your Mesa bank account if you want. Also, find out if there are online statements offered.
If you only have a little money to invest, you'll need to find out the minimums of the brokerage firms. In some cases, you can't open an account with less than $1,000 for example. Still, you may be able to open a Roth IRA, for example, if you want. You'll want to consider alternatives, too, like Dividend-Reinvestment plans, which allow you to reinvest your money right away.
Your options, when you're considering Mesa, AZ brokers include online or discount brokers, discount brokers with some assistance, full service brokers and money managers. An online broker basically takes orders and doesn't offer advice. A discount broker with assistance offers a little assistance.
A Mesa, Arizona full service broker will offers specific advice. He or she may also offer you Mesa retirement planning advice. This kind of broker will put together an investment plan for you, though not as carefully as a money manager. Of course, a Mesa, Arizona money manager is more expensive than a full-service broker due to the extra help.
Planning Your Savings
One of the keys to Mesa retirement planning is deciding how much to save. Planning your expenses can be a challenge, though! Some Mesa retirement planning experts will give you a general estimate that they claims works for most people, but it really depends on how you're planning to spend your retirement.
So, the first thing you want to do when you're ready to start your Mesa retirement planning is to start thinking about how you'll spend your retirement. Planning your golden days in Arizona should be fun! Consider whether you'll continue working part time, or start golfing all the time, or whether you will travel all around the world.
Once you've started planning the details of your retirement, you can start considering the costs. Consider the average monthly expenses, such as groceries and your mortgage payment. Consider also out-of-the-blue expenses, like the need for a new car. Also, don't forget that your health costs will probably go up during retirement. You need to purchase health insurance, and, unfortunately, you may need additional savings for unexpected costs.
Mesa retirement planning will require some time on your part. You'll need to sit down with your spouse (if you have one), and start planning the costs and adventures of your later years. Retirement should be an enjoyable time, but you need to plan your savings carefully so that you can enjoy those days. You may want to consult with a Mesa retirement planning expert regarding your investments and future spending.
Retirement Planners In Mesa
Martin T. Cole CFP, MSFS, ChFC, CLU, AAMS
Cole Wealth Management, LLC14301 N 87th St
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Derek M. Wolff, CFP(R)
Wolff Financial Advisors, LLC16427 N Scottsdale Road Suite 410
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC17015 North Scottsdale rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85255