Retirement Planning Las Cruces NM

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. Frank D. Szalay, CFP®
(575) 526-9006
650 Montana Ave Ste I
Las Cruces, NM
Firm
Raymond James Financial Services, Inc.

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Mr. Charles J. Wagner, CFP®
(505) 556-8514
2455 Missouri Ave Ste A
Las Cruces, NM
Firm
Wagner Financial Services, LLC

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Bryce Andersen, CFP®
(575) 521-5130
425 S Telshor Blvd Ste C101
Las Cruces, NM
Firm
Merrill Lynch Bank & Trust Co., Fsb
Areas of Specialization
Banking, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Investment Management, Long-Term Care, Retirement Income Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

Average Income: Not Applicable

Profession: Not Applicable

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Wells Fargo - Las Cruces El Paseo & University
(575) 527-0036
2505 El Paseo Rd
Las Cruces, NM
Type
Branch
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 08:00 AM-06:00 PM
Sat 09:00 AM-04:00 PM
Sun Closed

Wells Fargo - South Main
(575) 526-7000
500 S Main St
Las Cruces, NM
Type
Branch
Office Hours
Mon-Thu 09:00 AM-05:00 PM
Fri 09:00 AM-06:00 PM
Sat 09:00 AM-01:00 PM
Sun Closed

Donald K Shaw, CFP®
(575) 523-7444
2452 Missouri Ave
Las Cruces, NM
Firm
Kriegel/Gray/Shaw & Co., P.C. Certified Public Accountants
Areas of Specialization
Accounting, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning, Small Business Planning, Tax Planning

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Mr. Carl R. Overmyer, CFP®
(575) 541-6501
340 N Water St
Las Cruces, NM
Firm
Ameriprise Financial
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation
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. Brent A Lambert, CFP®
(575) 521-2355
3050 Roadrunner Pkwy
Las Cruces, NM
Firm
Morgan Stanley

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Wells Fargo - North Main
(575) 523-3942
2400 N Main St
Las Cruces, NM
Type
Branch
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 08:00 AM-06:00 PM
Sat 09:00 AM-04:00 PM
Sun Closed

Wells Fargo - Wal-Mart Las Cruces
(575) 526-1228
571 Walton Blvd
Las Cruces, NM
Type
In-Store Branch
Office Hours
Mon-Thu 10:00 AM-06:00 PM
Fri 10:00 AM-07:00 PM
Sat 10:00 AM-06:00 PM
Sun Closed

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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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