Is now a good time to invest?

jerrodferguson Market Commentary, Retirement, Tax Issues

Q: Is now a good time to invest?   Jerrod Ferguson: “The answer to this question always depends on one thing: When will you need to use the money? Once we know your time horizon and long term financial goals, we can determine how much risk you should take on those investments. If you’re going to be using the money for a very long-term goal like retirement, then yes, it’s likely a good time invest. If you need to spend …

Getting To Know Your Team: Meet Robin Strauss

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Vance Wealth Team Member Spotlight Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Robin Strauss has been bringing laughter and an East Coast flair to our Santa Clarita office ever since she started. As Vance Wealth’s Client Services Associate, she serves nearly everyone throughout the year, and she’s the first line of contact whenever a client is in need, a role Robin loves. After moving to Santa Clarita for work, she spent about five years as an insurance agent. When she …

Tax Planning Be Proactive…. Let Us Help

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Tax laws have changed in 2018, and as year-end quickly approaches, time is running out to make vital adjustments to your tax plan — or risk affecting your return. “We want to make sure we’re being proactive about our tax plans and, most importantly, that we understand the new changes this year,” said John Vance, CEO of Vance Wealth. Most of the new legislation will affect individual taxes, especially if you file the standard deduction every year. Now, since many …

Will You Benefit Or Lose With The New Tax Laws?

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New tax laws are significant and sweeping. To move from loss to gain, it’s time to rethink your tax strategy — especially in retirement. When it comes to your finances, knowledge provides protection where it’s needed most. The right guidance, at the right time, can make the difference between preparing for life’s uncertainties and anticipating them. With recent changes in tax legislation, it’s more important than ever to put knowledge to work ahead of the next tax season. This year, …

How do headlines affect your portfolio? Your Midyear Investment Update

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Each summer, we provide a Midyear Investment Update because we believe in not only preparing for life’s uncertainties but also anticipating them before they occur. Here are some fresh financial perspectives backed by decades of expertise and focused on peace of mind.   Real News Vs. Fake News In recent months, news headlines have been heating up, and some investors are questioning the volatility of U.S. and international markets. Amid this concern, our investment advice remains steady: Maintain a healthy …

A Tax Reduction Strategy For People Who Give Back

VanceWealth Charitable Giving, Tax Issues

Your financial plan serves more than just you. When executed with intention and heart, it helps you forge an achievable path to something greater. Many of our clients, for example, include charitable giving in their plan for financial success. Why? They consider it to be their job to support a community that has supported them. It’s why they plan and invest. It’s why they achieve. At Vance Wealth, it’s our job to help you achieve more — especially when it …

A big-picture approach to planning for your new lifestyle

VanceWealth Retirement

Retirement wellness is about more than having enough money. It’s a lifestyle change that will affect every area of your life, as well as your wallet. Retirement is a big deal. Not only do you need enough money to cover the bills for the rest of your life, but you’re also facing a pretty dramatic lifestyle change. Couple that with possible health challenges, and anyone would feel a little overwhelmed. So how do you prepare? At Vance Wealth, we start …

Retirement Planning For Women: Turn These 4 Challenges Into Opportunity With Proper Planning

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Not all retirement planning is created equal. Retirement planning for women comes with its own set of challenges — and the opportunity to save more through proper planning. Planning your financial future can be complicated. Every financial journey is unique and includes important personal choices that have significant benefits and consequences. That’s why we partner with our clients to provide the care, tools and experience required to help them achieve their financial goals. Often, those goals are different for women …

Longtime Vance Wealth Team Member Barbara Erickson Announces Semi-retirement

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One of the privileges of being on the Vance Wealth team is helping you design a completely unique financial journey — and then watching as you reach success and independence in finances and life. Today, we are proud to watch one of our own do the same. “Just as we want each of you to achieve your ideal life, we hope for the same for our team members,” said President John Vance, “so we ask you to join us in …

Vance Wealth Purchases Santa Clarita Building

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Financial planning team expands presence in Santa Clarita, in response to local growth Santa Clarita, CA — Prompted by 15 years of steady growth, financial planning team Vance Wealth purchased a new building in Santa Clarita, bringing its entire team under one roof for the first time. “At the core of Vance Wealth is a commitment to respond to the evolving needs of our clients,” said John Vance, president of the Valencia-based firm, Vance Wealth. “To best do that, we …