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Market Update July 2020

2020 is halfway over, and I hate to wish time away, but I think most folks are glad to see it over with. Remarkably, with all the turmoil, the S&P 500 closed out the first half with a loss of…

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7 Critical Reasons a Financial Partner is the Key to Growth for Your Small Business

“Most small business owners decide to start a business because they love what they do. Typically, what they love doesn’t have anything to do with business tax structure, employee benefits, or employer regulations. I happen to love doing the things…

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Market Update May 2020

  I’ve seen a lot in 27 years in the investment business, but I don’t recall anything like this. This was one of the fastest, if not THE fastest, bear market declines in history, followed by one of the fastest…

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Navigating The Unpredictable in Your Retirement Routine

You wake up in the morning, get yourself a healthy breakfast, and sit down to check in on the daily news of our world. Even after leaving the workforce, our days and our lives still find a way to develop…

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Carla Souther Hauser Financial Services Joins Signature Wealth

Florence, SC – ​Signature Wealth Group (​an independent organization aligned with Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC) ​has opened an additional office in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina that specializes in assisting long-term investors in creating comprehensive financial strategies. In early…

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[ Podcast ] Seasons of Uncertainty, Side Hustle Advice, and a Real-life Approach to Retirement Planning, with Wes Gay

Join Chip Munn, CEO of Signature Wealth Group and Senior Wealth Advisor with RJFS as he interviews Wes Gay, CEO and Chief Guide of Wayfinder, a StoryBrand Certified Agency. Wes believes clarity is king. With it, he helps organizations reach…

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Market Update April 2020

  Man, what a month! March came in like a bear, and went out like a bear. It was one of the most astounding and frustrating markets I have ever dealt with in 27 years as a financial advisor/investment officer.…

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[ Podcast ] Consulting in Retirement, When Leaving the Workforce Doesn’t Mean Quitting Work, With Gary England

Join Chip Munn, CEO of Signature Wealth Group and Senior Wealth Advisor with RJFS as he interviews Gary England, General Counsel and Human Resources Consultant.     Gary considers himself “an HR guy who went to law school”, rather than…

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A Crisis Is A Terrible Thing to Waste

I’ve been reading a book called, “The Road Less Stupid” by Keith J. Cunningham and the title of this blog is taken from one of his chapters. When I turned the page and saw those words, I had to stop…

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[ Podcast ] Embracing Change for Your Ideal Retirement With Jay Lavrinc

Join Chip Munn, CEO of Signature Wealth Group and Senior Wealth Advisor with RJFS, who is joined on this episode of The Retirement Remix Podcast by Jay Lavrinc, Director of Membership Relations at the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce in Florence, South…

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Market Update March 2020

    As I write this, the stock market has triggered a trading halt due to the poor opening trades on Monday. This doesn’t happen often, but the idea is to stop the mass-selling that is, in my opinion, often…

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6 Ways to Navigate Your Next Salary Negotiation with Ease

Salary negotiations can feel stressful. For many people, the idea of barging into a manager’s office and demanding a raise inspires a wide range of conflicting emotions, from fear to hope and everything in between. While many workers would like…

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[ Podcast ] Tax Planning on the Journey to Retirement with Nancy Waring

Join Chip Munn, CEO of Signature Wealth Group and Senior Wealth Advisor with RJFS as he interviews Nancy Waring, CPA, and President of Waring & Associates in Florence, South Carolina. Nancy is a 1975 Auburn University graduate, receiving a Bachelor of Science…

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Why Not You? Why Not Now? Stop Settling and Start Living Your Signature Life

  It was another cold morning in December. I drove down Irby Street on my way to work at a local middle school, for what must’ve been the 80th time. This time though, something was different. As I passed by…

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[ Podcast ] Living With Intention and Utilizing Your Finances to Make a Bigger Impact With Angie Ward

Join Chip Munn, CEO of Signature Wealth Group and Senior Wealth Advisor with RJFS, as he interviews Angie Ward. Angie is a leadership professor and author living in Greenwood, Indiana. Angie and her husband, Dave, have always believed in being…

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Market Update February 2020

January reintroduced volatility to the stock market, as concerns of the coronavirus caused investors to rethink their positions. It is becoming more apparent that the disruption caused by the virus (factory shutdowns, travel bans, etc.) may cause a reduction of…

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[ Podcast ] Creating a Career That Never Feels Like ‘Work’ with Jim Logan

Join Chip Munn, CEO of Signature Wealth Group and Senior Wealth Advisor with RJFS as he interviews James ‘Jim’ Logan, a long-time friend, and man that truly embodies how to identify, chase and live your unique ‘Retirement Remix.’ Jim has…

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The SECURE Act and You: 6 Ways It Impacts the Individual Investor

We believe it’s of critical importance that you stay informed of any key changes that may affect your retirement and estate planning – in easy-to-understand language. In alignment with this belief, please feel welcome to review the following information on…

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