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Longevity Risk: The Biggest Real Retirement Risk You Haven’t Covered

This isn’t our parents’ or grandparents’ retirement anymore. Just a few decades ago, many retirees enjoyed the full benefits of the “three-legged stool” of retirement provide by guaranteed pension payments, savings, and Social Security.

The Humorous Side of Retirement – Part 2

It's my belief that humor can be motivating, draws us together, and allows us to view our lives from another's perspective. I hope you enjoy this assortment of quotes relative to how others have viewed being retired.

“Two weeks is about the ideal length of time to be retired.” – Alex Comfort

The Humorous Side of Retirement

 

It's my belief that humor can be motivating, draws us together, and allows us to view our lives from another's perspective. I hope you enjoy this assortment of quotes relative to how others have viewed retirement.

“The best time to start thinking about your retirement is before the boss does.” - Anonymous

Using Life Insurance to Maximize Pension Options

One of the most fundamental tenets of financial planning we faithfully apply in our work with our clients is to Plan for the Expected, and Prepare for the Unexpected. Our many years in practice have provided us with continuous reminders that life-unexpected happens with the potential to derail the best laid plans for the expected.

Will You Outlive Your Income? How to be Certain You Won’t

While our extended longevity should be greeted with gratitude for the possibility of enjoying a longer life with our grandchildren, many retirees are approaching it with trepidation, wondering if their hard earned assets will be sufficient to fulfill their vision of a good life for the rest of their life – however long it should last.

Are you or your employee(s) independent contractor(s) or an employee(s)?

Many companies improperly classify some of their workers as independent contractors who receive no benefits and no overtime pay for the work or services they provide. If you and/or your co-workers are in this category, you may be entitled to benefits and to back pay if you worked more than 40 hours in a workweek and were not paid overtime at time and a half your regular rate of pay.

So much for being a hero

If you read the Seattle Times today (Saturday, August 01, 2009) you probably saw the article about the bank teller who was fired after he foiled a bank robbery and apprehended the thief.  The legal part of my brain understands why Key Bank has this policy, but the other part would rather see the employee get a medal as opposed to a pink slip.

Rooney Rule

It’s that time of year again in the NFL. No, I’m not referring to the playoffs, but the hiring and firing of coaches who couldn’t cut it.

If you’ve been following the hiring and firing of coaches such as Jim Mora from the Seattle Seahawks or Jim Zorn of the Washington Redskins, you’ve no doubt heard the commentators bring up the Rooney Rule.

Sterling Financial: What happened?

Last week, an employee lawsuit filed against Spokane-based Sterling Financial was dropped. The plaintiff in the case said he never agreed to any involvement and did not give permission for his name to be used by attorneys.

Hiring Decisions Based on Credit Reports

If you’ve applied for a job, the employer may have pulled your credit report as a part of the application process. Although this is a common hiring procedure many WA state employers and employees are unaware of state laws regulating and prohibiting this practice.

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