Get to Know – Patti Handy

April 1, 2020

Patti Handy Branch Associate It wasn’t until Patti went through a divorce, did she fully appreciate the financial education her parents taught her at a young age.  As a child, she learned how to earn her own money, save it and invest it wisely. Little did she know, this would prove to be an invaluable…

How to fix the student loan crisis NOW!! Let’s get creative. Need Action TODAY

March 20, 2020

Stats/Facts: Total Student Loan Debt: $1.56 trillion Total U.S. Borrowers With Student Loan Debt: 44.7 million Average Student Loan Debt: $32,731 Average Student Loan Payment: $393 (Source: As of 3Q 2019, Federal Reserve & New York Federal Reserve)   How to solve this: Step 1:   Issue $1.5 trillion in 30 year treasury bonds at 1.75% (as 3/19) Step…


March 3, 2020

SANTA CLARITA, CA – John Vance Founder and President of Vance Wealth located at 26491 Summit Circle, was among the Raymond James-affiliated advisors named to the Forbes list of Best-In-State Wealth Advisors. The list, which recognizes advisors from national, regional and independent firms, was released online January, 16, 2020.   The Forbes ranking of Best-In-State…

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

February 28, 2020

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…

Coronavirus, DOW Drops 3,600 points in the last 2 weeks – “What the heck do we do, John?” My thoughts ….

February 28, 2020

Likely, you have been consuming too much news lately, so I wanted to provide you with my thoughts. So, here we go:   No doubt, a significant drop (like 3,600 points in the DOW) is unsettling, and the media LOVES the headlines – Fear sells. The stock market has been pretty “overbought” and ready for…

From the Desk of John Vance

February 18, 2020

Kicking off the quarter, Carmen and I took a trip to Kauai, where we sought out adventure. We went zip-lining, took a helicopter ride, rode ATVs, and enjoyed a zodiac boat ride along the Na Pali Coast.  I spent much of the quarter out in the community, as well, participating in a couple of great…

2020 Q1 Investment Update

February 18, 2020

Economists called for a recession in 2019; the market didn’t answer. We came off a record-setting year where we saw the most significant market gains since 2013. In a year where many called for a recession (not us), we would say that is pretty good. Now those same individuals say it will happen in 2020…

VANCE TEAM MEMBER SPOTLIGHT – Meet Mark Antariska, Wealth Advisor

February 18, 2020

Mark embodies Vance Wealth’s core value: Being passionate, positive, and present. Mark (Wealth Advisor) first fell in love with investing during college, when students were invited to participate in a Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF). Through the students’ work and collaboration with faculty, the school awarded scholarships to new students in the business program. Witnessing…

How Do You Define Wealth?

February 18, 2020

The True Purpose Of Vance Wealth At Vance Wealth, financial planning isn’t just about the numbers. Through thoughtful planning and introspective goal setting, we strive to show you how financial success can support a long, healthy life and create a lasting impact for you, your loved ones, and your community. Why? In our experience, true…