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

VanceWealth Loss of a Loved One

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 …

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Attract Top Talent With Superior Benefits – Employee Financial Wellness

Shanele Stoll Business Owner

As an employer, it’s easy to dismiss your employee’s financial wellness as a personal matter. If it affects business, however, then it becomes your business. An annual PwC Employee Financial Wellness Survey found that 35% of employees are distracted at work due to financial matters. Additionally, a study by Fidelity Investments found that employees with high debt miss more work on average than those with minimal debt. To make matters worse, 45% of Baby Boomers have no retirement savings at all, according …

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In the Community: Networking with NextSCV

Shanele Stoll Community, Team Update

Calling all young professionals! NextSCV, the SCV Chamber of Commerce young professionals council, came back with an in-person event that featured team trivia, local brews, and a seriously good time. On June 23, Vance Wealth team members Jerrod Ferguson and Tara White co-chaired a sold-out NextSCV Trivia Night alongside co-chair Chris Page from The City of Santa Clarita. Hosted on the open-air Wolf Creek Brewery patio, the event brought together 70 of Santa Clarita’s emerging young leaders to celebrate the return …

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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 …

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Daily Steps To Long Term Success – The Importance of Operational Efficiency for Business Owners

VanceWealth Achieve More, Business Owner, Community

If a financial plan is a company’s roadmap to success, then its operations are the daily steps to achieve that success. That’s why it’s so important to have a financial planning team that not only understands your goals, but also offers the tools and advice to help you put them in motion. After all, your planning is only as effective as your operations. “One of the areas we create a constant conversation around is implementation, for business owners, that means …

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Looking Back To Grow Forward

Shanele Stoll Financial Planning, Market Commentary, Market Update

After a year like 2020, it might be tempting to jump straight into 2021 and never look back. Last year, we all experienced massive disruption and change to our personal and professional lives, and everyone is eager to return to some sense of normalcy. But moving forward without a clear picture of 2020’s impact on your life and finances will leave blind spots in your planning, and you may miss out on some important opportunities to course correct. To create …

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With the Election Looming, Have the Results Mattered Historically for Markets?

VanceWealth Market Commentary, Market Update, Political Commentary

It has been argued that the upcoming election on November 3rd between Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and the incumbent Republican president Donald Trump, is the most important election in history. I am not here to argue that; I believe every election is important. But, while important, has it really mattered who won (Democrat or Republican) historically for the markets? The short answer is no.   In terms of overall market performance, we’ve seen the markets do well under Republican …

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Coronavirus aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020

VanceWealth Market Commentary, Political Commentary

$2.5 trillion stimulus package passed on March 27, 2020, aimed at providing some financial relief to small businesses and their employees amid the coronavirus pandemic. How does this affect retirees? Temporary waiver of Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) rules Participants who have or are required to take a minimum distribution in 2020 based on the value of their December 31, 2019 account balance now have the option to suspend their distribution. Those who have seen a decline in their retirement accounts …

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Keeping Calm – Even in Crisis

VanceWealth Market Commentary

So much of what we aspire to in financial planning is simply freedom – freedom of your time, freedom to pursue opportunity, freedom to achieve purpose. When it allows you to live the life you’ve always imagined, working toward financial independence is a very empowering experience. But the recent global pandemic has challenged our notion of freedom on many fronts. We’re learning to live with new limitations as we put the health and safety of our loved ones and neighbors …