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How To Plan For A Secure Retirement

by Barry H. Spencer​ | Dec 26, 2017 When most people think about investing for retirement, it’s usually in terms of market returns — because that’s what the media wants us to think about. Every evening on the news, right before a commercial break, they’ll give you a 20-second market update: The S&P was up 1 percentage point,
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Employee Recruitment and Retention

Second in a series of five ‘HR challenges’ facing small businesses, we take a look at why, especially now, HR is so important to small and midsize (SMB) companies (Related post: “Why HR For Small Business“). Here in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle and the North Puget Sound small and midsize companies are competing with one
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Why HR For Small Business?

First in a series of five ‘HR challenges’ facing small businesses, we take a look at why, especially now, HR is so important to small and midsize (SMB) companies. Every company has its own culture and set of rules which impact how well a team can work together toward their common goal. Often large companies
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Providing Long-Term Care For Loved Ones

Source article by Steve Vernon | Nov 29, 2017 You could be doing everything right regarding your own finances — and then have your plans derailed by the needs of a family member, such as a parent or sibling, who didn’t plan ahead. Read more  
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Employees weigh their health insurance options.

Health Insurance Instability Given the insurance market’s current climate of instability, employees are carefully weighing their options and many are re-considering the advantages of small group health benefits. In the Pacific Northwest where wage restrictions can hamper recruitment and retention, employers providing health insurance for their employees most certainly have an advantage over their competition
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How Much Life Insurance Do You Need (If Any)?

By Anna Bahney Before we deal with the downer of your death, let’s talk about your life. Does anyone depend on you? Like, financially, depend on you? No? Then you’re probably fine without life insurance. Of course, there are certain circumstances in which a single person with no one financially dependent upon them would need
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Time to Relax – History of Labor Day

By: Steve Brown According to the Department of Labor, the first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on September 5, 1883. In 1884
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