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Retirement and College Planning

Personal Retirement Planning

You are faced with a dizzying array of retirement choices. IRA, 401(k) and 403(b) plans, various employer sponsored plans, traditional IRAs, ROTH IRAs, target date funds, target risk funds, do-it-yourself asset allocation guides, variable annuities promising income for life, and a village full of talking heads on TV and radio, too. The media barrages us constantly with advertisements from competing mutual fund and annuity companies.

With all this static, it's no wonder the typical American is confused and often under-prepared for retirement. Tasik Financial offers its clients a shelter from this storm. We can help you build and manage your retirement accounts. We also help you navigate your company's 401(k) and other retirement plans. Tasik Financial brings the same understanding of risk and financial goals that go into any financial plan to your personal retirement plans to help guide our clients to informed financial decisions.

We are also able to help you consolidate your legacy retirement plans that may be residing in multiple plans and former employers into a single, managed retirement account to provide you with comprehensive and integrated portfolio management. You have several options including keeping money with your past employer, rolling over your 401K to an IRA Rollover, rolling over your 401K to another 401K plan and cashing out your balance. We are happy to discuss all of your options with you to help determine which one if best for your situation.

Business Retirement Planning

A sea of acronyms and jargon surround the business retirement planning world confusing entrepreneurs who are experts at THEIR business. Let us help you decide the best plan to meet your needs and review your current plan to see how we can optimize it. 

From SEPs, to SIMPLEs, to IRAs, to ROTHs, to 401(k), to ROTH 401(k), and defined benefit, defined contribution, cash balance plans, profit sharing, and more, let us help you implement the right plan for your business and help you to fully understand its costs and your obligations.

We provide complimentary plan bench-marking analysis services for existing plans to help you see if your current solution is cost competitive.

College Planning

I always get a good laugh when I hear somebody say that their advisor said they just need to put "X" dollars away each month into their 529 and they will be just fine when it comes time to pay for college. College planning, when done properly, is an integrated strategy with many moving parts that all need to work in a well-coordinated manner.

When my daughter was 6, tuition for a four-year degree at NYU, my alma mater, was projected to be about $550,000, when she would have been a Freshman. Assuming a flat 7% return, her "X" was $2,448 per month into a 529 for the next 12 years. When my son was 10, his "X" was $4,290 per month. While staggering, these numbers illustrate is that if we all had an extra $65,000 per year, per child, in current spare discretionary, after tax income we would probably be able to just pay for College from cash flow when our kids are attending but most of us don't so we need to have to well thought out plan.

There are many options we can explore to help you plan for College. Savings through 529s are an important part of the solution but there may be other, more sophisticated strategies that you can implement.

There is a real need to look at estate planning issues for grandparents who can transfer sizable amounts of wealth from their estates to fund 529 plans. Under 2020 tax codes, Grandparents can each make a one time contribution of up to $75,000 per grandchild using the five year gift election rule.

Let us help you take the smart approach to saving for college by helping you create a plan, based on realistic goals, that works for you. This is just another way we guide our clients to informed financial decision.

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