The Signature Blog
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Loans applications, debt payments, and interest rates are part of everyday reality for millions of Americans. Whether it’s car payments, student loans, the mortgage on your dream house, or something else, debt is common and sometimes necessary, which is why…Read More
Woo-hoo, your taxes are done! Now you can sit back, shove that grungy shoebox of receipts back under your bed for another year! I mean, you could do that, but that doesn’t mean you should. Are you someone who is…Read More
No matter where you are in your journey to retirement, one thing that should still be at the forefront of your mind is your legacy. What kind of charitable impact are you planning to leave behind, not just for…Read More
There are two common types of individual retirement accounts (IRAs), traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs. Many people often look for one of these plans as a retirement fund. They are both designed to help you save money but in entirely…Read More
As the old saying goes: “the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” This adage is true for almost anything that requires planning, which includes your financial future. All too often, clients will figure out an outline of…Read More
It is an unfortunate reality that many times, kids do not get adequate (or really any) financial education while in school. However, this is a fundamental survival and life skill that needs to be taught to youth from very early.…Read More
Recently, I ran across a list of frequently asked questions about retirement that I found a little bit alarming. Two of the questions that really struck me centered around whether or not retirement causes depression and whether or not retirement…Read More
No matter who you are, divorce is an incredibly upsetting and often disruptive and destructive life experience to have to go through. Depending on your situation, there may be so many different facets to your split that it can seem…Read More
Money management philosophies are not something that is with us inherently from birth. Our feelings around money are often shaped at a young age when we start to have an understanding of the value of money and our perception of…Read More
Perhaps the biggest challenge of estate planning is that there is not a one-size-fits-all template to follow. For estate planning to be effective, it is important to tailor a family’s plan. Every family is different, and estate planning can have…Read More
So you have a financial advisor? How about an accountant? Also, an attorney, right? Of course, you have a trusted insurance agent? If you said no to any of these questions, it’s time to explore and understand what professional services…Read More
A 401k is, by definition, a retirement plan sponsored by your employer. These plans are designed to encourage employees to put away a portion of their earning for their retirement. Many 401K plans even offer an amount of percentage match…Read More
You’re young, and you just started your first real career job. It feels invigorating and motivating to finally have hit your stride in the professional world and you have your whole career and life in front of you. Even though…Read More