401K Plan Charlotte NC

Having a 401K plan in Charlotte is a critical factor to building a nest egg for retirement. Whether you stop contributing or not is up to you, but I recommended that you contribute something every paycheck, especially right now since the market has dropped substantially.

Marilyn Spencer
Rinehart Wealth Management
(704) 374-0646
521 E. Morehead Street, Suite 580
Charlotte, NC
Expertises
Tax Planning, College/Education Planning, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Middle Income Client Needs, Socially Responsible Investments, Financial Issues Between Generations
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, EA

Giles Almond
Matrix Wealth Advisors, Inc.
(800) 493-3323
831 East Morehead Street, Suite 760
Charlotte, NC
Expertises
Advising Medical Professionals, Ongoing Investment Management, Planning Issues for Business Owners, High Net Worth Client Needs, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations, Retirement Plan Investment Advice
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®, CIMA, CPA/PFS

Brian Terry
Cornerstone Financial Planners, LLC
(704) 906-2919
3533 Keithcastle Court
Charlotte, NC
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Advising Employee Benefit Plan Participants, Insurance Related Issues, including Annuities, Middle Income Client Needs
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

Brian Fenn
Carolina Capital Consulting, Inc.
(704) 541-3199
3111 Springbank Lane, Suite B
Charlotte, NC
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Advising Medical Professionals, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, ChFc, CLU

William Ertel
Tassel Capital Management, Inc.
(704) 814-6780
1258 Mann Drive, Suite 200
Matthews, NC
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CMFC, CPA/PFS

Jonie Parks
Matrix Wealth Advisors, Inc.
(800) 493-3323
831 East Morehead Street, Suite 760
Charlotte, NC
Expertises
Advising Medical Professionals, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, High Net Worth Client Needs, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Financial Issues Between Generations
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Cheryl Sherrard
Rinehart Wealth Management
(704) 374-0646
521 E. Morehead Street, Suite 580
Charlotte, NC
Expertises
Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, High Net Worth Client Needs, Ongoing Investment Management
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, AAMS, ATP, CFP®

Karen Keatley
Keatley Wealth Management, LLC
(704) 540-5535
3514 Kingsmeade Court
Charlotte, NC
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Women's Financial Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFA, CFP®

Daniel Grover
Ronald Blue & Co., LLC
(704) 759-9060
10706 Sikes Place, Suite 175
Charlotte, NC
Expertises
Planning Issues for Business Owners, Advising Medical Professionals, Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA/PFS

John Gugle
Alpha Financial Advisors, LLC
(704) 716-1100
13925 Ballantyne Corporate Place, Suite 280
Charlotte, NC
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Advising Medical Professionals, College/Education Planning, High Net Worth Client Needs, Planning Issues for Business Owners
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CRPC

401K Plan

Simply put the answer is yes - absolutely. Here are the reasons why. Let’s assume you took a substantial hit to your 401K plan when the stock market plummeted approximately 40%.

The amount of stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and other holdings that your 401K provider continues to purchase at the currently lower prices will eventually increase in price once the stock market rebounds. If you do not contribute, you will be losing out on the potential increase your overall portfolio will obtain.

The basic rule of investing is to buy low and sell high. Now is therefore a great time to make substantial contributions to your 401K, especially if you are a young individual who has just entered the business world or if you are five to ten years from retirement. It’s a good idea to check with your 401K plan provider or employer to determine what the maximum contribution is and, if at all possible, whether you can meet that amount annually.

If you cannot afford to maximize your contributions, you can determine what percentage you can afford per paycheck so that at least you are contributing something to the plan. For example, let’s assume you can only contribute 5%. Take time to set a household budget and then determine how much you can afford to contribute to your 401K. Perhaps you can start with 5% and increase it by 1% each year, until you reach the maximum allowed. Remember also that the contributions to 401K’s are pre-tax so that the bottom line impact to your take home check will be much less.

Having a 401K plan is a critical factor to building a nest egg for retirement. Whether you stop contributing or not is up to you, but I recommended that you contribute something every paycheck, especially right now since the market has dropped substantially. Remember the basic rule of investing – buy low and sell high – and take advantage of the significant drop in the stock market.

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