Home, Sweet Home(s): Investing in Real Estate

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In his celebrated 1822 song, Home, Sweet Home, playwright John Howard Payne profoundly and firmly holds his own home as a more revered spot than a royal palace (even if the said home is a “lowly thatched cottage”). While you may not know Payne by name, you’ll undoubtedly be aware of his brilliant and imperishable…

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Navigating The Unpredictable in Your Retirement Routine

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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 some element of routine or predictability. You lean on a few established activities or events…

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Why Rethinking Retirement Can Lead to a Healthier and Happier Life

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Picture this… what’s the first thing that enters your mind with these words? Flower Friend Retirement Music Anyone can quickly imagine a flower, a friend or music. But, retirement? What does retirement look like?   Most of us think about retirement as “life after 65”, having taken a nice, clean, dramatic transition from the grind of…

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A Crisis Is A Terrible Thing to Waste

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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 for a minute to process how the words made me feel. I don’t like the…

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6 Ways to Navigate Your Next Salary Negotiation with Ease

Salary Negotiation, Signature Wealth Strategies, Florence, SC

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 (or need) to take this step to continue feeling valued in their careers, the fact…

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

Work in Retirement, Signature Wealth Strategies Florence, SC

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 things. Perhaps you’re scared about what to expect financially. Whatever your feelings about retirement, it’s…

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