The Signature Blog

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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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Chip Munn and Scott Mitchell, Signature Wealth Strategies

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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“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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