Retirement Planning Horn Lake MS

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.

Dianne Berry
Berry Financial Services, Inc.
(901) 757-4447
1917 Hazelton Drive
Germantown, TN
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Financial Issues Between Generations, Advising Medical Professionals
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA, MBA

Mr. Chas M Emerson Ii, CFP®
(662) 429-0040
2540 Highway 51 S
Hernando, MS
Firm
Independent Planning Group
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Business Succession Planning, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Debt Management, Estate Planning, Insurance Planning, Investment Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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

Profession: Self-Employed Business Owners

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Mr. Andrew J Groscost, CFP®
(901) 490-2266
8454 Saddlebrook Trail
Olive Branch, MS
Firm
AJ Groscost, CPA, PLLC
Areas of Specialization
Accounting, Education Planning, Tax Planning, Tax Preparation
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $100,001 - $250,000

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

Profession: Self-Employed Business Owners

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Mr. Richard H. Fisher, CFP®
(901) 683-4030
9061 Stone Walk Pl
Germantown, TN
Firm
Roop Financial Services

Data Provided by:
Mr. Donald Keith Kirk Jr., CFP®
(901) 312-5085
9037 Poplar Ave Ste 102
Germantown, TN
Firm
Professional Advisor Associati
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $250,001 - $500,000

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

Profession: Business Executives

Data Provided by:
Mr. Arun K. Kaushal, CFP®
(901) 687-6135
3896 Lamar Ave
Memphis, TN
Firm
Aone Financials Inc
Areas of Specialization
Accounting, Asset Allocation, Business Succession Planning, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Cross-Border Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $250,001 - $500,000

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

Profession: Self-Employed Business Owners

Data Provided by:
Mr. William E. Lloyd Jr., CFP®
(662) 342-5100
8860 Deer Creek Ln
Olive Branch, MS

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Mr. Gary Lee Kieffner Jr., CFP®
(901) 603-8911
6225 Bear Cove South
Olive Branch, MS
Areas of Specialization
Investment Management

Data Provided by:
Mr. James H. Shoemaker, CFP®
(901) 757-5757
2176 West St Ste 110
Germantown, TN
Firm
Shoemaker Financial
Areas of Specialization
Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Debt Management, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning, Healthcare Planning

Data Provided by:
Mr. John W. Ueleke, CFP®
(901) 758-9006
6800 Poplar Ave Ste 101
Memphis, TN
Firm
Legacy Wealth Management Corp
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Divorce Issues, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Intergenerational Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

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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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