Posts by Taylor Stanfill, CFP®

Success is Like a Chinese Bamboo Tree

Like any plant, growth of the Chinese Bamboo Tree requires nurturing – water, fertile soil, sunshine. In its first year, you see no visible signs of activity. In the second year, again, no growth above the soil. The third, the fourth, still nothing. Your patience is tested and you begin to wonder if your efforts…

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The advisor who is talking is not a great advisor

Listening is one of the most important aspects of our job. We can not help our clients accomplish their goals if we don’t listen well enough to hear them. Furthermore, each client is different so we must listen with fresh ears rather than with a preconceived idea of what their priorities are or should be.…

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The Tax Deduction Trap – “Guest” Blog

I have a good friend who has started a financial planning company. He has a passion for helping his clients establish good habits and keeping them on course throughout their financial journey. So, we thought we would share a recent blog post of his. Enjoy the following by Michael Spencer with Wise Pace! The Tax…

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12 Habits of Highly Effective Entrepreneurs

These lists pop up all the time. I love them. I think it’s because I want a silver bullet that leads to drastic change and progress. The truth is, we must do the “small” things for a long time to see results. Even then, it can be hard to identify which small things contributed to…

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Debt…Right or Wrong?

It’s neither! It’s not an issue of right or wrong; it’s a matter of risk. What is debt? Debt is borrowing money to buy something and paying it back over time with interest. This includes your home, car, vacations, appliances, education, or anything else. What do debt and risk have to do with each other?…

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Women & The Boston Marathon

Men and Women operating under “conviction” are a powerful force! Often times, this is when barriers are busted and limits are pushed. This is clearly seen when you consider women’s involvement in the Boston Marathon. The Boston Marathon was run this past Monday. It is arguably the most iconic marathon in the world. It seems…

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Are your advisor’s fees too high?

Most people have no idea how much they are paying their financial advisor. In a way, we believe this is a problem. Many times, the fees you “see” are only those easily spotted above the surface. There could be other fees you aren’t seeing. It should come as no surprise that we believe financial advisors…

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One Of Our Own Inspires Us

  We have been sharing inspiring and sometimes funny stories on Fridays. At Verisail, we want to think bigger than our business. We want to live inspired lives, driven by passion. One of our own, Thad Gilliam, is doing just that. He is partnering with 2 of his friends to put on their first running…

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IRA Required Minimum Distributions

Each year, we get questions about Required Minimum Distributions. We’ll call them RMDs from here on out. What are they? When do I have to start taking them? How much do I need to take? Can I keep contributing to my retirement accounts if I’m still working? Let’s address these questions. What is a Required…

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