Planning matters

Travel Insurance – Good Idea?

Is travel insurance worth the extra expense? Depending on your situation it may be. In today’s blog post we take a look.

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Get Ready to Save More in 2019!

It’s never too early to start planning for new year resolutions. And, if you’re thinking ‘saving more’ is good one to put on the list, there’s good news! Starting in 2019, you’ll be able to put more into your retirement accounts. The Treasury Department recently announced inflation-adjusted contribution limits for 2019, and there are a…

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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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Pearls of Wisdom: Is a Retirement Community Right For You?

Seniors move into continuing care retirement communities expecting to enjoy amenities such as libraries, fitness centers, and dining rooms while they’re healthy, and to receive excellent skilled-nursing care if they fall ill. When all the pieces fall into place, that’s exactly what happens. It’s important to ask the right questions to ensure that the facilities…

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Income Taxes and Retirement

Retirement brings many changes. However, many retirees are still required to file income tax returns and pay income taxes. More than one person has asked me when they can stop filing. It seems to be a fairly common myth that after a certain age, filing taxes is no longer required.

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