Retirement Planning Albert Lea MN

Like the pre-bandit me, many singles save little because they have only themselves to worry about when in fact, planning is even more crucial for singles because they must face every financial challenge independently. During my disaster recovery, I learned some money management tips (and other safety tips) that I think every single should consider.

Mr. Shannon B. Steensma, CFP®
(507) 377-1686
206 N Broadway Ave
Albert Lea, MN
Firm
Northwestern Mutual Financial
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Estate Planning, Insurance Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

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Mr. Gregory M. Thoen, CFP®
(507) 437-3523
329 N Main St
Austin, MN
Firm
Ameriprise Financial Services
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning, Insurance Planning, Investment Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: Not Applicable

Average Income: Not Applicable



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Mr. Roger E. Kahle, CFP®
(507) 437-8581
330 N Main St
Austin, MN
Firm
Raymond James Financial Servic

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US Bank - Albert Lea Office
(507) 377-6868
331 S Broadway
Albert Lea, MN
Languages
Spanish
Drive Up Hours
Mon 07:30 am to 05:30 pm
Tue 07:30 am to 05:30 pm
Wed 07:30 am to 05:30 pm
Thur 07:30 am to 05:30 pm
Fri 07:30 am to 05:30 pm
Sat 07:30 am to 12:00 pm

Wells Fargo - Austin
(507) 433-1891
501 N Main St
Austin, MN
Type
Branch
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 07:30 AM-06:00 PM
Sat 08:00 AM-02:00 PM
Sun Closed

Matthew J Twedt, CFP®
(641) 592-5200
402 W. Main
Lake Mills, IA
Firm
Twedt Financial Services Inc.
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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



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Mr. Randall J. Kramer, CFP®
(507) 437-3523
329 North Main St.
Austin, MN
Firm
Davis Thoen Kramer & Associates
Areas of Specialization
Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning, Insurance Planning, Investment Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: Not Applicable

Average Income: Not Applicable

Profession: Not Applicable

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Wells Fargo - Albert Lea
(507) 373-1423
122 E Main St
Albert Lea, MN
Type
Branch
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 07:30 AM-06:00 PM
Sat 07:30 AM-02:00 PM
Sun Closed

US Bank - Austin MN Drive-Up
(507) 433-0271
121 2nd Ave NW
Austin, MN
Languages
Spanish
Drive Up Hours
Mon 07:30 am to 05:00 pm
Tue 07:30 am to 05:00 pm
Wed 07:30 am to 05:00 pm
Thur 07:30 am to 05:00 pm
Fri 07:30 am to 05:00 pm
Sat 07:30 am to 12:00 pm

US Bank - Austin MN Office
(507) 433-0235
301 N Main St
Austin, MN
Languages
Spanish

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Start Saving Strategies to Secure Your Finances

My first five years in New York, I led a good single life. Working as a technology and business consultant, I earned a nice salary which allowed me to enjoy nice dinners with friends, spend frivolously and not think twice about large purchases.

I was spoiled by a solid job market within a bullish industry and did not max out my 401k let alone contribute to it nor did I set up a savings account despite the consistent pleading of my parents.

Then a move uptown came when the movers politely drove away with every last item I owned, never to be seen again. It may be hard to comprehend but a robbery was one of the most valuable life lessons I ever received.

Like the pre-bandit me, many singles save little because they have only themselves to worry about when in fact, planning is even more crucial for singles because they must face every financial challenge independently. During my disaster recovery, I learned some money management tips (and other safety tips) that I think every single should consider:

1. Learn to live within your means:
Whether it is expensive purses or the latest must have electronic gadget, many singles tend to spend beyond their means. To live with a moderate mindset, learn to make conscious and realistic purchasing decisions. Keep track of spending in a journal and make smart adjustments on a regular basis. Your new found awareness will allow you to differentiate must-have purchases from those which are indulgences, keeping expenses at bay.

2. Set up an emergency fund: No one should ever have to deal with a robbery but face it, bad things happen all the time. Better to be on the safe side by stashing away some cash (at three to six months' income) in a high-yield savings account. Remember these monies are a safety net, so do not spend them on "shoegasms" no matter how good it might feel. The best way to avoid temptation? Leave those credit cards at home!

3. Be on top of bills: Timely payment is important but you must also be sure to review monthly statements from services and credit card providers. These days, you never know who has tapped into your accounts! So look out for cash discrepancies based on your monthly deposits and withdrawals as well as faulty expenses that may be charged to your account.

4. Keep Records Straight: Invest in a file folder and keep a copy of every receipt, warrantee, invoice or financial and medical statement you receive. This way you will be able to return items that have gone faulty, dispute fraud charges and be on top of deductions when it comes time to pay taxes. And though we don?t wish it upon anyone, be able to prove insurance claims should the time come.

5. Max Out on Your 401k: Start investing for retirement! Maximizing use of your employer's retirement plan or starting a simplified employee pension plan (SEP) if you're self-employed is important for singles as a way to save for their future while getting a valuable tax break in the bargain.

 

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