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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 things you want to experience and accomplish, places you want to go and people you…

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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 one? You do research, you ask questions, and you discover the right for you. When…

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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 it a tremendous amount of uncertainty. We’ve received the call dozens of times with the…

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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 now, but it is one that’s worth having and there’s no better time to have it than…

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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 never forget. About three weeks into my first semester at Catawba College, I was miserable and…

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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 could probably make as much money stocking shelves as I did shaping young minds in…

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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- the worst that could happen? Well, here are just a few examples… Situation 1: College…

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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 tossed around with seemingly very little control over their own circumstances. Without a doubt, this…

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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 find yourself in the aftermath of a breakup. No one begins a relationship of any…

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