The Signature Blog

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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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“Retirement Rules”: Why you Shouldn’t Wait to Start Living the Life you Deserve

If you could retire from work today, what would you do with your time? Would you travel, spend more time with your families, volunteer or pursue a favorite hobby? Well, what if I told you that you could do all of…

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What’s the Worst that Could Happen?

4 Stories of Financial Planning Pitfalls: What’s the Worst that Could Happen?  In my planning practice, I often find that’s a question people simply do not give enough consideration.  When it comes to your plans for the financial future, what -is-…

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Just Livin' Life Man

It doesn’t take much convincing for me to go to a good concert or music festival. I enjoy good, live music. As much as the music, though, I enjoy the people – people are typically happy around live music –…

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What To Do In Uncertain Times – A Lesson From The Silver Screen

Lately, the stock market’s been the most turbulent in recent memory. For many investors, especially those with stock-heavy accounts, the market’s movements have felt like being on a seesaw with a bigger kid on the other side – they’re being…

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Breaking Up Is Hard To Do – At Work and At Home

One of the few things harder than staying in a bad relationship… is ending one. Whether it’s a business relationship or a personal one, it’s never easy to move on in a different direction, regardless of which side you might…

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YOU PROBABLY NEED SOMEONE LIKE ME

It’s not about the market, it’s about your goals. I’m going to be honest with you: Even after 17 years in the financial services industry, I do not spend my day staring at a computer watching what the S&P 500 is…

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