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MarketUpdate-FEB2018

Market Update – February 2018

I wanted to briefly address the recent pullback in the stock market with some observations that I have made. To me, the evidence points to a normal, healthy pullback in stock prices. The stock market, as measured by the S&P…

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Signature Wealth Expands, Adds New Team Members

Florence, South Carolina-based Signature Wealth Strategies, (an independent team, with advisors who offer securities through Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC) is pleased to announce the promotion of two of its team members to new and enhanced roles as…

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Avoiding Fear on The Scariest Day of Your Life: Two Ways to Help Ease the Anxiety of Retirement

I’ve never been skydiving, but I’d have to imagine that there’s comfort when you pull the cord on your parachute – and it actually opens. Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure most people wouldn’t jump from the plane if they…

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The Language Barrier – Learning to Talk the Talk is One Key to a Successful Retirement Plan

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where people around you were speaking a language that you couldn’t understand – no matter how hard you tried? It can leave you feeling frustrated, confused and vulnerable to being taken advantage…

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ROADMAP TO A REWARDING RETIREMENT: RESOURCES & OBSTACLES

Now that you have mapped out your vision of the most rewarding retirement imaginable, it’s time to turn this utopian landscape into a bit of a Monopoly game board. Your life of leisure, adventure and fulfilling dreams will come with…

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ROADMAP TO A REWARDING RETIREMENT: HOME/COMMUNITY

In the last two articles, we’ve explored what your passions are, the things you’d like to do and experience during your retirement years; we’ve given consideration to the people and relationships that you want to be a part of your…

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ROADMAP TO A REWARDING RETIREMENT: RELATIONSHIP BUILDING

As exciting as it can be to dream about pursuing our passions, people will always play an irreplaceable part in living a rewarding life. Those people are often family members and long-time friends, but not always. Sometimes the people we…

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ROADMAP TO A REWARDING RETIREMENT: FULFILLING YOUR PASSIONS

How do you envision your retirement years? How long is your bucket list? If you’re like most of the baby boomer generation, your list is long and your dreams are big. There are things you want to experience and accomplish,…

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2017 Local Signature Wealth Strategies Expansion Press Release

February 27, 2017 – Florence, South Carolina-based Signature Wealth Strategies, (an independent team, with advisors who offer securities through Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC) is pleased to announce the completion of a major expansion project that includes the…

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REAP A REWARDING RETIREMENT

Creating a Clear Vision for the Future How do you envision your retirement years? How long is your bucket list? If you’re like most of the baby boomer generation, your list is long and your dreams are big. There are…

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3 Questions When Choosing A Financial Advisor

There are more than 60 colleges and universities in my home state of South Carolina, ranging from large state schools to small private colleges. Each institution offers its own unique culture, curriculum, and opportunities. But how could you possibly pick…

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Three Simple Steps For Planning a Sound Financial Future

They never send good news by mail. Have you ever seen someone get the interoffice envelope from corporate? You know, the one where they announce layoffs or early retirement packages. It can come out of the blue and bring with…

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It’s Time for ‘The Talk’

It’s Time for “The Talk” There comes a time in every parent’s life when you have to have it… the talk. You know, the one about protection. No, no it’s not – exactly – the one you’re thinking about right…

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July Signature Market Update

I hope you’re having a good summer. Aside from the typical (for July) heat and stifling humidity, things are going very well for Signature Wealth Strategies. Along with the high temperatures, stock prices are hitting new highs, which makes just about…

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Don't Let Your Boomerang Kid Steal Your Retirement

“Son, I love you, but you can’t come home right now.” It was raining and I was devastated. Little did I know that as I stood there at the convenience store pay phone, my mom was teaching me a lesson I would…

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Why Not Now: How to 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 Roses department store, I realized I…

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5 Key Things To Learn From Your Tax Return

  If you’re like so many Americans, you’ve recently spent time filing taxes and taking a closer look at your finances than maybe you have in quite some time… So why not seize the opportunity to take a look at…

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May Signature Market Update

In an email dated April 13, I posted that the market has continued a steady move higher, although (as I suggested in my last email,) the pace has slowed down dramatically.  It is my opinion that the market won’t move…

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