Planning matters

Spring: A Season to Prep, Plan and Plot

The first weekend in March marked the 13-year anniversary in our current home. Luckily, the weather was pre-spring perfect, so I celebrated by prepping my yard for springtime planting. As I bustled around the yard, listening to the neighborhood sounds, I thought about how many things have changed since we moved in and allowed myself…

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Big News for Student Loan Forgiveness

Student loan rules and regulations have seen a variety of changes since the start of the of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, if you are pursuing, or have ever pursued, Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) then the newest pandemic-related change by the Department of Education could be the most impactful change yet. While the ongoing COVID-19…

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New Job, New You! Are Your Finances Ready?

Leaving one job for a new one? Or perhaps you are returning to the workplace after time at home. New jobs can bring with them lots of excitement, opportunity and…..decision making! It’s important to look at the many financial decisions that occur in this time of transition; understanding the ramifications of leaving one job and…

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Learn the A-Zs of Paying for College

Navigating college financial aid is easier when you have a guide. We’re here to help you understand your options. Learn the A-Zs of Paying for College from Financial Aid Expert Monica Santos-Pinacho from Washington State University Vancouver our next Ripple Event at 4 pm on Thursday, Sept. 30. If you or a loved one are…

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The College Conundrum

For decades the traditional four-year college was touted as an excellent way to achieve the American Dream, but is that still the case? With mountains of student debt, sky-high tuition, and the ongoing threat of pandemic campus closures, how do you know if it’s right for you or your loved ones? Let’s explore a few…

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