Planning matters

Meet Paula

Johnson Bixby’s dynamic Business Manager.  Yes, I did say dynamic because of the way she has worked so closely with all employees to promote a positive and inspiring work environment. Paula left her position as the HR Director for a local marketing communications firm and joined the Johnson Bixby team in the summer of 2013.  What has been her favorite part of working here?  The opportunity to lead the staff by empowering them to bring their best selves to work each day.

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Community Home Health & Hospice Buccaneer’s Ball

It was our 4th year attending the Community, Home, Health, & Hospice’s (CHH&H) annual fundraiser held at the Cowlitz Regional Conference Center on Friday, May 4th. Johnson Bixby is one of the proud sponsors of this event. This year’s gala theme was a Buccaneer’s Ball.  It was a fun-filled night with pirates, maidens, and even a mermaid!

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Are you “ABLE” to utilize an ABLE account?

An ABLE account, also known as a 529 ABLE or 529A account is a state-run savings program for eligible people in the United States. The ABLE Act, also known as the Stephen J. Beck Jr. Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014 is first of its kind legislation that recognizes the significant costs associated…

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Pearls of Wisdom: Following your Passion into an Encore Career

Did you know that traditional retirement, the idea of taking an endless vacation starting in one’s fifties or sixties, is losing it’s appeal? As people enjoy longer, healthier lives we are seeing more interest in a new concept among our early-retiree clients – pursuing an Encore Career…

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Salary Impacts to Social Security

Isn’t my Social Security benefit based on my last three years of salary? One topic we routinely talk about with clients is when to draw Social Security. Often, that also leads to discussing how much their salary in their final working years will impact the amount of their benefit. 

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