Retirement Planning Los Lunas 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. Pavlos Panagopoulos, CFP®
511 W Reinken Ave
Belen, NM
Firm
Cetera Advisor Networks

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Wells Fargo - Bosque Farms
(505) 869-2316
970 Bosque Farms Blvd
Bosque Farms, NM
Type
Branch
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 09:00 AM-06:00 PM
Sat 09:00 AM-04:00 PM
Sun Closed

Wells Fargo - Smith'S Coors
(505) 833-3532
111 Coors Blvd Nw
Albuquerque, NM
Type
In-Store Branch
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 10:00 AM-07:00 PM
Sat 09:00 AM-05:00 PM
Sun Closed

Wells Fargo - Five Points
(505) 242-9606
1406 Bridge Blvd Sw
Albuquerque, NM
Type
Branch
Office Hours
Mon-Thu 08:00 AM-05:00 PM
Fri 08:00 AM-06:00 PM
Sat 09:00 AM-04:00 PM
Sun Closed

Roger Asel
Certified Financial Strategies
(972) 702-8121
40 Calle Encanto
Tesuque, NM
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Tax Planning, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA/PFS

Wells Fargo - Los Lunas
(505) 865-9618
1027 Main St Sw
Los Lunas, NM
Type
Branch
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 09:00 AM-06:00 PM
Sat 09:00 AM-04:00 PM
Sun Closed

Wells Fargo - Belen Main
(505) 864-7401
101 S Main St
Belen, NM
Type
Branch
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 09:00 AM-06:00 PM
Sat 09:00 AM-04:00 PM
Sun Closed

Bank of America - Isleta
(505) 282-2287
3323 Isleta Blvd SW
Albuquerque, NM
Type
Banking Center
Services
Banking Center Services: Change Order, Commercial Deposits, Night Deposits, Drive Up
Outdoor ATM Services: Open 24 Hours, Talking ATM, Braille, Accepts Deposits, Deposit Image
Languages
English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, French, Russian, Portuguese
Office Hours
Monday 9-5
Tuesday 9-5
Wednesday 9-5
Thursday 9-5
Friday 9-6
Saturday 9-1
Sunday Closed
Drive Up Hours
Monday 9-5
Tuesday 9-5
Wednesday 9-5
Thursday 9-5
Friday 9-6
Saturday 9-1
Sunday Closed

Automated Financial Tech
(505) 839-1973
5107 Central Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM

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Garth Scrivner
StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc.
(505) 298-1098
6000 Uptown Blvd NE, Suite 470
Albuquerque, NM
Expertises
Advising Medical Professionals, High Net Worth Client Needs, Insurance Related Issues, including Annuities, Middle Income Client Needs, Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, AAMS, BA, CDFA, CFP®, CPA/PFS

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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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