Planning matters

Are Kids Sports a Financial Disaster?

Did you know that parents can spend up to $10,000/year funding their kids love for athletics? From club teams, travel teams, personal trainers, camps, uniforms, gas, hotels and equipment the cost quickly adds up. Is this a financial loss or gain? Keep reading our blog Planning Matters to take a closer look.

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Why is There a Tax Form in My Mailbox?

It’s June. Your tax return was filed several months ago. You thought you were done dealing with taxes until next year. Then IRS Form 5498 shows up in your mailbox. Now what?

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Seasons of Hope

In early March, I attended an open house for Seasons of Hope Grief Center and Memorial Garden, a new facility in Salmon Creek. But first I made my way next door. It was the first time I had been back since my husband had died a little over three years ago. I was able to revisit the trees of remembrance and give thanks for my life with him, as well as the wonderful resources we have in our community.

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Caring Conversations with Aging Parents

When it comes time for your parents to make some significant changes, do you know how you’ll approach the conversation? Today’s blog post suggests a few strategies.

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Mental Accounting: There’s More to Thinking Than You Think

Cash is cash, right? But sometimes, we treat money differently depending on where it came from or what we intend to do with it. When that happens, mental accounting may be at play. Our next post in our behavioral bias series: There’s More to Thinking Than You Think takes a look.

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