Planning matters

Things to Consider with a Credit Card Rewards Program

Rewards credit cards offer a great way to profit from using a credit card. If you have good credit and don’t carry a monthly balance, you can enjoy earning generous rewards with little cost. There are basically two type of reward cards: point reward cards or cash back cards. Cash back credit cards pay back…

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Open Enrollment: Why You Should Review Your Benefits Every Year

Navigating the waters of health insurance plans, flexible spending accounts (FSA) and deductibles can be confusing and present tough, but important choices. So, when you get the email from your company about open enrollment, it’s worth it to take time look at what you’re really getting. Here are some reasons why you should review your…

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Meet the Mighty Johnson Bixby SUPER SPELLERS!

The Johnson Bixby SUPER SPELLERS competed in the 10th annual spelling bee fundraiser sponsored by Altrusa International of Cowlitz County, and co-sponsored by Windermere Real Estate. The competition was held at the Kelso Theater Pub the evening of Friday March 9th…

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Changing Jobs? What You Need to Know (Part 2 of 2)

There are a lot of financial aspects to consider as you look forward to starting a new job. Part 2 of this two-part series goes over a list of items to think through as you get underway with your new employer.

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Happy Birthday? Retirement Decisions at 55+

If you will be hitting a “milestone” birthday soon, you’ll have some decisions to make (in addition to what you should plan to wish for when you blow out the candles). Some of these choices can’t be changed later. Rather than waiting to evaluate your alternatives at the time you need to choose, it’s smart to start thinking about them now.

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