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Mortgage Question: Is it Better to Have a Bigger or Smaller Down Payment?

Mortgage loans have been a hot topic in the financial world lately, which is why our last few articles on the Illumination Wealth Blog have been focused on this timely subject. In this particular article, we will actually be talking… Read Now >>

7 Steps to Improve Your Relationship with Money

October 9, 2019

Lately we’ve been talking about how some people have negative relationships with money in terms of subconscious money scripts and full-blown money disorders. This week, we want to take a more positive look at how we can all improve our… Read Now >>

Do You Have a Money Disorder?

October 2, 2019

Last week on the Illumination Wealth Blog, we talked about the concept of money scripts. It’s an interesting take on financial psychology, which is not a subject that’s talked about enough in the financial planning world (at least not out… Read Now >>

What Are Money Scripts and How Can They Affect Your Net Worth?

September 25, 2019

We’re going to think a little outside the box today and talk about the idea of money scripts. In this article, we will touch on what money scripts are, how they shape our financial outlook and how they can affect… Read Now >>

6 Questions Every Smart Investor Should Be Asking

September 18, 2019

No matter how long you’ve been investing, there are certain questions you need to ask yourself. This is a great exercise for investors to define their overall investment strategy, refine their investment plan and improve their long-term outlook. Illumination Wealth… Read Now >>

Matt Rinkey Amongst Most Influential Business Leaders in San Diego – The Daily Transcript

September 16, 2019

Illumination Wealth is proud to announce that our Founder, Matt Rinkey, was selected by The Daily Transcript as one of San Diego’s Most Influential Leaders for his significant contributions to the financial planning community, the San Diego community and the Illumination Wealth… Read Now >>

Investing 101: The Importance of Diversification

September 11, 2019

Though we have experienced some market volatility in recent weeks and months, it’s not all that unusual or surprising. Investing is sometimes like riding a roller coaster that you don’t have total control of. There will be ups, downs, twists… Read Now >>

Get to Know: Kathleen Boyd, CFP® – Associate Financial Planner

September 4, 2019

The reason I got into this profession: In college, I had no intentions on becoming a financial advisor – my perceptions of the industry were very pejorative until I took a financial planning course for fun and met a professor who… Read Now >>

The Upsides of a Down Market

September 4, 2019

We’ve seen some market volatility lately with the China trade war, Fed rate drops and other key economic factors. How you deal with certain negative market activity will say a lot about you as an investor. Of course, investing will… Read Now >>

How to Remain Calm During Market Volatility

August 28, 2019

In every action movie, there is a climactic scene where the hero is faced with seemingly unsurmountable odds. He or she must face the ultimate test. They must remain, calm, cool and collected while the world around them crumbles. Reacting… Read Now >>

How Much Should Business Owners Pay Themselves ?

August 21, 2019

In recent weeks on the Illumination Wealth Blog, we’ve been talking about how business owners need to approach both their personal and business finances with the same attention to detail. Last week, we talked about how much money to keep… Read Now >>