401K Plan Winston Salem NC

Having a 401K plan in Winston Salem 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.

Barry Swaim
Wealth Management Group, Inc.
(336) 760-4829
3401 Healy Drive
Winston-Salem, NC
Expertises
Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Middle Income Client Needs, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Mr. George H. Knostman Iv, CFP®
(336) 884-0410
Sharrard, McGee & Co., P.A.
High Point, NC
Firm
Sharrard McGee & Company

Data Provided by:
Ms. Lisa R. Featherngill, CFP®
(336) 747-8929
1 W 4th St
Winston Salem, NC
Firm
Abbot Downing

Data Provided by:
Mr. David L Holden, CFP®
(336) 724-1810
100 N Cherry St Ste 500
Winston Salem, NC
Firm
Mass Mutual

Data Provided by:
Mr. Bryan D. Yates, CFP®
(336) 721-4916
100 N Main St Ste 2500
Winston Salem, NC
Firm
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

Data Provided by:
Gregory Yahn
Yahn Financial Planning
(336) 478-2363
7800 Airport Center Drive, Suite 401
Greensboro, NC
Expertises
Middle Income Client Needs, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

Mrs. Laura E. Banasiewicz, CFP®
(336) 774-2808
P.O. Box 26043
Winston Salem, NC
Firm
Allegacy Investment Group

Data Provided by:
Melissa W. Combs, CFP®
(336) 732-3545
100 N Main St
Winston Salem, NC
Firm
Wells Fargo Advisors
Areas of Specialization
Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, General Financial Planning, Investment Management, Planning for Couples, Retirement Planning, Wealth Management, Women's Finances

Data Provided by:
Mr. Jeremy Landon Stanley, CFP®
(336) 714-7400
100 N Cherry St Ste 350
Winston Salem, NC
Firm
LPL Financial Wealth Management
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning, Estate Planning, Insurance Planning, Investment Management, Retirement Income Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

Average Income: $250,001 - $500,000

Profession: Not Applicable

Data Provided by:
Mr. Johnny A. Williams Iii, CFP®
(704) 331-4441
100 N Main St
Winston Salem, NC, NC
Firm
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

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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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