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Retirement Planning Dover DE

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. Dion L. Williams, CFP®
(302) 672-1445
270 Beiser Blvd
Dover, DE
Firm
Del-One Federal Credit Union

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Mr. Michael B. Gast, CFP®
(302) 735-2092
121 South State Street
Dover, DE
Firm
M & T Bank

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Mr. Jeffrey L. Gehrmann, CFP®
(302) 735-8272
139 S State St
Dover, DE
Firm
M&T Securities, Inc.

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Mr. Jeffrey T Puglia, CFP®
(302) 265-2236
223A S Rehoboth Blvd Ste A
Milford, DE
Firm
Lpl Holdings, Inc
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Business Succession Planning, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Debt Management, Divorce Issues, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

Average Income: $50,001 - $100,000

Profession: Not Applicable

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Wells Fargo - Dover Parkway Remote Mb
(302) 736-2941
137 S Bradford St
Dover, DE
Type
Motor Bank
Office Hours
Mon-Thu 09:00 AM-05:00 PM
Fri 09:00 AM-06:00 PM
Sat-Sun Closed

Mr. William Lawrence Corsino, CFP®
(800) 856-9412
55 Kings Hwy
Dover, DE
Firm
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Banking, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Debt Management, Divorce Issues, Education Planning, General Financial 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. Christopher S. Hayes, CFP®
(302) 736-7728
55 Kings Hwy
Dover, DE
Firm
Merrill Lynch
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Divorce Issues, Education Planning, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning

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Mr. Stephen R Price, CFP®
(302) 659-6783
600 Jimmy Dr
Smyrna, DE
Firm
M&T Bank
Areas of Specialization
Banking

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Citizens Bank - West Dover
(302) 734-0231
1399 Forest Avenue
Dover, DE
Type
Branch
Office Hours
Mon: 9AM-4PM
Tue: 9AM-4PM
Wed: 9AM-4PM
Thu: 9AM-4PM
Fri: 9AM-6PM
Sat: 9AM-12PM
Sun: na
Drive Up Hours
Mon: 8:30AM-5PM
Tue: 8:30AM-5PM
Wed: 8:30AM-5PM
Thu: 8:30AM-5PM
Fri: 8:30AM-6PM
Sat: 9AM-12PM
Sun: na

Citizens Bank - Dover (DE)
(302) 734-0200
8 Loockerman Street
Dover, DE
Type
Branch
Office Hours
Mon: 9AM-4PM
Tue: 9AM-4PM
Wed: 9AM-4PM
Thu: 9AM-4PM
Fri: 9AM-6PM
Sat: na
Sun: na
Drive Up Hours
Mon: 8:30AM-5PM
Tue: 8:30AM-5PM
Wed: 8:30AM-5PM
Thu: 8:30AM-5PM
Fri: 8:30AM-6PM
Sat: na

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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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