It’s Time to Pay for College

As students head back to college, higher education is always a topic of conversation this time of year. Specifically, the topic centers around the cost of higher education and how to finance tuition, room and board, books, and the other essential costs. We’ve published much about this subject and wanted to remind you about a … Continued

Three Ways the SECURE Act May Affect You

New legislation is in the works that may have an impact on your financial plan. The SECURE Act – Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act, has passed the House and is currently in the hands of the Senate. While there are several components of this proposal, there are three that I feel will … Continued

Improve the Odds

Staying the course is easy when returns are above average. The real challenge lies in staying the course when the market takes a turn. The Second Quarter Market Report shares historical data showing the frequency of positive returns over rolling periods of one, five, and 10 years. The data reveals that, while positive performance is … Continued

Community Connections

  Last week, Soundmark Advisor John D’Amelio had a great time playing in the Glendale Country Club Member Guest Tournament with one of our clients. John and Soundmark Wealth were honored to be a part of the event.

Preparing Your Business (and Yourself) for a Smooth Exit

Key Takeaways Planning your business exit should start several years in advance. Make sure you have your financials, processes, structure, and advisors in place to optimize your valuation. Think long and hard about how you will spend your time post-exit. Life without your business can be an extremely tough adjustment. If you’re like many business … Continued

Welcome Soundmark Advisor, Taylor Vance

Coming from a long line of educators, Taylor has always had a passion for helping others have that “lightbulb” moment by teaching in a clear and concise way. His favorite part of his work is helping people shift their focus away from money and finances and put it back on their life and goals. Once … Continued

ESTATE PLANNING: Don’t Forget Your Pet!

If you are part of the 68 percent of U.S. households that own a pet*, you probably think of it as a true member of the family—one you love and cherish. But what would happen to that cherished family member if you were to die suddenly? Have you taken any steps to ensure the family … Continued

Soundmark Headquarters Gets a New Look

Over the last year, we’ve been busy remodeling our Soundmark office. With the work finally complete, we can now enjoy the fruits of our labor.   Adding five new individual working spaces allows us the opportunity to expand our teams and meet the demands of our growing business.   Updating our décor and furnishings has … Continued

Attention Business Owners!

Soundmark Sr. Advisor James Nevers, CFP® discusses the various types of business insurance and why it matters if you own your own business in Business.com’s Business Insurance: How to Safeguard Your Livelihood.  

Who is Your Trusted Contact?

As our population continues to age, the prevalence of elder abuse increases. Before you think that you or a family member are too young to fit that definition, the SEC has defined an elder as anyone sixty years of age or older. As you age, there are many ways you can protect yourself and your … Continued