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Setting Goals That Stick In Life & Business

VanceWealth Business Owner, Financial Planning

As a business owner, your success is only as strong as the foundation it’s built on: you. If you’re not operating at your best, you can’t give your best to your business. That’s why it’s important to start your business planning with a big-picture view of your life and personal finances. By aligning your business and personal goals, you can achieve more across the board. Setting goals is one thing; however, achieving goals is another. At Vance Wealth, we’ve learned the trick …

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Build a Lasting Legacy – 5 Steps To Planning Your Legacy With Purpose & Intention

VanceWealth Financial Planning, legacy

Build a Lasting Legacy 5 Steps To Planning Your Legacy With Purpose & Intention Every day, we spend our time and energy trying to get from where we are to where we want to be.  Each morning routine, every check off that to-do list – it all adds up to the legacy we hope to one day leave behind.  But how can we be sure that the small steps we take today move us toward the ultimate goals we have for the future?  …

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2022 – Q1 Investment Update

VanceWealth Financial Planning, Market Commentary, Market Update

Dear Clients and Friends, 2021 was a banner year for equities, as enormous fiscal and monetary stimulus through the pandemic supported the strongest economic and earnings growth in decades during the reopening. The S&P 500 Index experienced minimal volatility while returning 28.71% (largest intra-year pullback being just 5.2%), though there was plenty of action beneath the surface. In addition to the rollout of vaccines, markets were supported by several other positive developments, including strong corporate earnings and increased consumer demand. …

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The Value of an Advisor: From Optimized Portfolios To Unemotional Decisions

Shanele Stoll Financial Planning

One of the most significant ways we believe we add value to our clients’ lives is simply by helping them see what they may not see on their own. We might find opportunities for growth in their portfolio, establish their first comprehensive financial plan, or provide a vital sense of peace in those moments when emotions run high. We strive to help restore order and confidence, even in life’s most human moments. “That’s the real value of working with someone …

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Making Happiness A Habit – Learning To Find The Small Wins In Financial Planning & Beyond

Shanele Stoll Achieve More, Financial Planning

Learning To Find The Small Wins In Financial Planning & Beyond Whether you’re living for the weekend or counting the days until retirement, we all know delaying happiness in the hope that “the next big achievement” will deliver it is no way to live. Yet, we’ve all done it. How many days have you completed everything on your daily to-do list, only to receive 30 minutes of peace at the end of the night – if that – before the …

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Planning for Every Outcome: Prepare For Tax Changes Before You Run Out Of Options

VanceWealth Business Owner, Financial Planning, Tax Issues

At Vance Wealth, one of our most important responsibilities is not simply preparing for life’s uncertainties, but help anticipating them before they occur. This year, that’s especially important when it comes to tax planning. The Biden Administration has proposed changes to our tax policies that, if enacted by Congress, would likely have a significant impact on tax bills, especially if you don’t adjust your financial plan ahead of these changes. “You can’t achieve thoughtful, effective tax planning unless you’re proactive,” explained John Vance, President …

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Patti’s Perspective

VanceWealth Community, Financial Planning, Woman's Wealth

Ever wonder how the busiest people get the most done? It’s called leverage. With our schedules seemingly getting busier every day, it’s more important than ever to step back and take a good look at how you’re spending your time. You are an expert in your field, and although you are capable of doing many tasks within your business, should you? Is this really the best use of your time? I don’t have a clue how to build a website. …

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From the Desk of John Vance

VanceWealth Achieve More, Community, Financial Planning, Team Update

To Our Vance Wealth Friends and Family,   Last quarter brought some exciting changes, both personally and professionally. At home, Carmen and I celebrated our two soon to be graduates, Lauren and Evan, as they both chose to attend Boise State University in Idaho. Lauren will be studying nursing, and Evan will pursue business. It just so happened to work out that Boise State was the best fit for both of them, and we’re really excited to watch them start …

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2021 Q2 Investment Update

VanceWealth Financial Planning, Market Update

We’ve officially surpassed the 1-Year Anniversary of this pandemic. I do not think any of us realized it would go on for this long, considering what we were told in the beginning. When we look back over the past year, I feel like in general it flew by because we did not really do much and everything seemed to blend together. But, while we were in it, the time seemed to crawl by day to day and week to week. …

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4 Keys to a Strong Financial Foundation for business owners

VanceWealth Business Owner, Financial Planning, Retirement

  At Vance Wealth, we believe financial planning should empower you to achieve what matters most. Our thoughtful process is designed to help you stay the course when things are working, and embrace change when it’s needed to forge a path to something greater. For business owners, this includes a financial plan for your company that’s as comprehensive as your personal plan – and it all starts with four best practices that set up every business for success. “One of the …