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[ Podcast ] Preparing for Uncertainty – From Politics to Public Radio with Ken Ard

In this episode of The Retirement Remix Podcast, host Chip Munn, CEO of Signature Wealth Group and Senior Wealth Advisor with RJFS connects with Ken Ard, former Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina and current radio host on Wake Up Carolina.…

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Tax Season 2019 Is Here: This Is What You Need to Know

  January not only marks the beginning of a new year (or sometimes even a whole new decade), but also starts a season of feverish paperwork gathering and appointment setting in preparation for the quickly approaching tax filing deadlines. Curious…

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Market Update January 2020

Happy New Year! I hope your holidays were great! The investment team at Signature Wealth was busy working on your behalf, trying to close out a successful 2019. We did what we could to mitigate capital gains, but there were…

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Signature Wealth Group Makes’s 2019 Thrive List Of Fastest-Growing Advisors

Florence,  SC (November 4, 2019)— Signature Wealth Group ( has been named a recipient of the 2019 Thrive Awards, honoring the nation’s fastest-growing advisors. The 2019 Thrive Awards list was compiled by measuring percentage revenue growth over the previous three…

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[ Podcast ] Non-Retirement and the Serial Entrepreneur with Tim Norwood

Join Chip Munn, CEO of Signature Wealth Group and Senior Wealth Advisor with RJFS as he interviews Tim Norwood, Executive Vice President of Sales and Governmental Relations at Synergi Partners and the owner of Victor’s Bistro, an upscale local bistro…

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Avoid These 4 Financial Planning Pitfalls To Step It Up in 2020

  Financial success is all about intention and, you guessed it, planning. All too often, people simply do not give enough consideration to not only create an initial vision and plan but ensuring to revise that vision and strategy as…

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[ Podcast ] Defining The Retirement Remix with Jill Lewis

Join our host, Chip Munn, CEO of Signature Wealth Group and Senior Wealth Advisor with RJFS as he interviews our very-first Retirement Remix podcast guest, Jill Lewis, Chief Development Officer for Signature Wealth Strategies and Branch Associate with RJFS.  …

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Donor Advised Funds, Investing, Financial Planning, Giving, Charity, Signature Wealth Strategies, Florence, SC

11 Things to Know About Donor-Advised Funds

What are Donor-Advised Funds, and why should you learn more about it as we head into the holidays and the most charitable time of the year? It’s important to do your research and know your options when it comes to…

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Market Update November 2019

  My November market update has been a little slow to develop because, well, I’ve been waiting for things to develop. I really feel like I could photocopy last month’s update and send it back out. We’re still talking about…

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Diversification, Investing, Retirement, Returns, Dividends

Diversification: What It Is, Why It Is Important, and How You Can Stay Ahead of the Curve

Diversification in investing is simply having different investments that each reacts differently to the same economic event. In other words, it is the process by which one invests money in various entities to lessen the impact of market shifts or…

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Market Update October 2019

  As the fourth quarter of 2019 began, volatility in financial markets has ticked up a little bit as worries seemed to intensify, then dissipate, only to have intensify again over a number of factors. Manufacturing has slowed, oil prices…

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Small Business & Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

What Is the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and How Does It Impact Small Business Owners?

The last couple of years have seen Congress deadlocked about several issues, which has left the country frustrated. However, one major piece of legislation that was successfully passed in 2017 was the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This law was…

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Market Update September 2019

  August lived up to its historic reputation as one of the worst-performing months of the year for the stock market, as the S&P 500 index fell by about 1.5% last month, basically erasing July’s gains. Interestingly, for as great…

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Work in Retirement, Signature Wealth Strategies Florence, SC

Not Ready to Fully Step Away? It’s Time to Consider Part-Time Work in Retirement

For many older workers, the prospect of retirement is lurking just around the corner, but there may be options, like part-time work, that you haven’t seriously considered. Maybe you’re excited about finally being able to have more time to accomplish…

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Market Update August 2019

We got a break from tariff talk recently, but it was replaced by talk of the yield curve, unfortunately. The 2 are probably related, as concerns about tariffs, and Hong Kong, and Russia, have caused some stock owners to sell…

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Set Yourself Up For Investing Success (Even If You’re Not Ready To Start Yet)

  If you’re not taking steps toward planning for your future, you may be shocked to learn that you’re already wasting valuable time. It’s never too early to start investing, but it’s also to easy to become complacent if you…

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Insurance, Property and Casualty Insurance, Coverage, Financial Planning, Wealth Management, Signature Wealth Strategies Florence, SC

What You Need to Know About Property and Casualty Insurance (Before It’s Too Late)

Some people do not put insurance high on their priority list. For some, insurance is the first to get either cut down or eliminated entirely if finances get tight. But that is not a decision to be made without fully…

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Market Update – July 2019

  I hope you all had a nice time celebrating Independence Day last week. I suppose that’s sort of the unofficial “halftime” for summer, and for the year, too. With that in mind, I wanted to give you an update…

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