TAG: consumer reports

On the road to financial literacy: Stop at the library for valuable no-cost resources

Posted in Explore and Discover on August 28, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Stacey Goddard In my last blog, I talked about my first real job (delivering newspapers with my brother). What I didn’t mention is the very different approaches my brother and I took with our hard-earned wages. He had a budget, including a formula for how much money would go into savings each month, how […]

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Summer’s financial playlist: Medicare, retirement, & investments

Posted in News on August 15, 2019 at 6:00 am

Close out summer strong with a class about financial matters, including Medicare, retirement, and investing terminology. SHIBA CLASSES We’ve partnered with the Statewide Health Insurance Benefit Advisor (SHIBA) program, a free service of the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner, to provide timely information for Medicare recipien […]

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Gain insights at financial planning informational seminars with Edward Jones

Posted in News on June 13, 2019 at 6:00 am

We’ve partnered with financial educators from Edwards Jones to bring you information about investments, retirement, and steering clear of financial fraud. These seminars are completely informational (no sales) and are provided as part of our Financial Literacy and Consumer Education series. FINANCIAL PLANNING WITH EDWARD JONES Fixed Income Invest […]

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Plan Well, Age Well: Explore issues related to retirement and aging

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on September 11, 2018 at 6:00 am

You’re never too young or too old to prepare for your future. No matter your age, you can start planning for your retirement years now, and if you’re already retired, this is a great time brush up on your knowledge of downsizing, financial planning, long-term care, care management, Medicare and Medicaid, and Social Security. The […]

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Consumer Reports saves the day (and my laundry)

Posted in Explore and Discover on March 21, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley It was like a scene from a horror movie. I was alone in the house when a loud banging and clanging started from the depths of the basement—as if something were trying to break free. I walked down the stairs to investigate. As I looked into the laundry room, all I could […]

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