Retirement Planning Jessup MD

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.

Darrell Kingsland
Darrell E Kingsland, CPA
(410) 772-0301
10450 Shaker Dr, Ste 112
Columbia, MD
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Tax Planning, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Hourly Financial Planning Services
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFA, CFP®, CLU, CPA/PFS

Chad Norfolk
Financial Advantage, Inc.
(410) 715-9200
5950 Symphony Woods Road, Suite 100
Columbia, MD
Expertises
Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Ongoing Investment Management, Special Needs Planning, High Net Worth Client Needs, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Mark Stinson
Baltimore-Washington Financial Advisors, Inc.
(410) 461-3900
5950 Symphony Woods Road, Suite 600
Columbia, MD
Expertises
Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA, MBA

L. Edward O'Hara
Capital Asset Management Services
(301) 680-0840
12510 Prosperity Drive, Suite 150
Silver Spring, MD
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Middle Income Client Needs, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®, EA

Kirk Kinder
Picket Fence Financial
(410) 878-2999
300 E. Lombard St.
Baltimore, MD
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Ongoing Investment Management, Hourly Financial Planning Services, Estate & Generational Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

R. Saxon Birdsong
Baltimore-Washington Financial Advisors, Inc.
(410) 461-3900
5950 Symphony Woods Road, Suite 600
Columbia, MD
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, MBA

Christopher Parr
Parr Financial Solutions, Inc.
(410) 740-9011
10320 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 1200
Columbia, MD
Expertises
High Net Worth Client Needs, Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Advising Medical Professionals, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BA, CFP®, MBA

James Ludwick
MainStreet Financial Planning, Inc.
(410) 695-1556
2327 Sandy Walk Way
Odenton, MD
Expertises
Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Middle Income Client Needs, Real Estate Investments, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Planning Issues for Unmarried & Same-Sex Couples
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Michael Kelly
Michael R. Kelly, CFP, EA
(410) 747-0708
1172 St. Agnes Lane
Baltimore, MD
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Tax Planning, Middle Income Client Needs, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Advising Employee Benefit Plan Participants
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, EA

Paul Nastasi
A.J. Perry & Company, Inc.
(410) 539-1144
6570 Kali Drive
Eldersburg, MD
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®, MS

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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