Spring Cleaning Your Finances – A Spring Time Spruce-Up

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The warmer weather and blooming flowers should be a reminder that spring cleaning time is here! As you make your spring cleaning plans, consider adding these financial steps into your routine because they may have a more significant impact on your overall financial picture than you think. Updating Financial Documents Throughout the year, your financial to-do list can grow so long that maintenance items are far from the top of the list. That’s why it helps to dedicate time each …

A Complete Guide To Financial Goal Setting In 2019

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Setting your financial goals at the start of the year can be a daunting, emotional process. But it doesn’t have to be. Here’s a complete guide to financial goal setting that will help you achieve more this year. To make this process less overwhelming and more actionable, it’s best to break down goals into short-term, mid-term and long-term categories. List Your Financial Goals Make a list of your financial goals. Include the approximate date when you hope to achieve them, …

What to Shred & What to Keep

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You hear advice all the time that you should shred sensitive documents to reduce your risk of identity theft. However, what exactly are “sensitive documents,” and are there some you should keep for a while before destroying them? You are able to shred any of the following: Account Numbers, Passwords, PINs, Signatures, Social Security number, Date of Birth Tax Returns Retain for at least seven years. Never throw out a 1040, but receipts, W-2 Forms, and 1099 forms can be …

Here’s Your Year-end Tax Planning Checklist

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While the holidays have us focused on gift lists, there’s another important one to keep in mind. Our year-end tax planning checklist, along with a little help from your tax planner, can make the difference between saving and paying.   Proactive financial experts know the months leading up to year-end are an ideal time to make final tax-saving moves, but this year, the need is greater than ever. “After this year’s substantial changes to the tax code, many strategies that …

Restoring Confidence: After the loss of a spouse the last thing you want to worry about is Money.

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The loss of a spouse is something we spend nearly our entire lives fearing, which also means we don’t typically spend a lot of time thinking — or planning — for this kind of event. But in a moment of devastating pain, having a plan gives you the confidence to focus on what really matters, rather than worrying about where the money will come from. “It’s our job to help you protect those who matter most, and that’s more than …

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 …

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 …

Aging in the Tech Era – What it means for Your Future

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It’s no secret that the explosive rise of technology in recent decades has drastically changed the landscape of our everyday world. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that advancing technology has a particularly far-reaching impact on members of the older generations. Today’s seniors are using this world of new possibilities to live longer, more independent and fulfilling lives. According to their website, the MIT AgeLab “…is a multidisciplinary research program that works with business, government, and NGOs to improve …

What You Need to Know about the Brexit

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There is no doubt that if you have been paying attention to the news in the last several weeks, you have been hearing a great deal of discussion about “The Brexit”. Opinions on this historic vote have been swift, diverse, and contentious. Politicians, economists, and public figures throughout Europe and the world have been campaigning doggedly on whether to stay or leave for months, and now that the vote is in, the focus has shifted to try to analyze what …