Spokane Journal of Business

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Inland Northwest executive pay rebounds

Total compensation rebounded last year for executives at Inland Northwest-based publicly traded companies, according to the annual analysis conducted by the Journal of Business. Average annual total compensation in 2016 for 41 executives from the eight p...

Northwest Farm Credit issues mostly upbeat forecast

Despite delays due to a wet spring, this season’s outlook is positive for most of the Northwest’...

Gesa opens Spokane Valley branch

Richland-based Gesa Credit Union has opened a Spokane Valley branch in the Banner Center retail plaz...

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Combating elder fraud

With cases of elder financial fraud on the rise, Edward D. Jones & Co., one of the nation’s leadin...

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Spokane City Credit Union locks in on customer service

Gene Fitzpatrick, who now approaches the first full year of his tenure as president and CEO of Spoka...

Teaching financial literacy should become priority

In my life, I have often commented to myself, “I wish someone would have told me that when I was young.”  There are many things now, at the age of 55, that I wish I had known when I was a young man. In particular, I wish someone would have taught me...

When making investment strategy, know thyself

Being aware of trends and the successful identification of investment opportunities are quite small considerations in being a successful investor. Trial and error as you learn the ins and outs of the financial markets, along with really knowing your pers...

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Father-son financial planners embrace tech tools

Financial planner Ted Demars founded what would become family-run Demars Financial Group LLC here in 1973, when he was still doing mostly insurance work, and the handheld electronic calculator was just coming onto the scene. Though such calculators initi...

Poll results, economic performance are diverging

Since the end of the U.S. elections last November, survey measurements of how people feel about the economy and their personal situations have risen dramatically. The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index increased from a reading of 100.8 as of Oct...

Looming fiduciary rule could create ‘black swan’ event

When it comes to financial planning and preparing for the future, many people have the instinct to bury their heads in the sand to avoid the monetary realities of the future. According to a recent retirement study published by Financial Engines Inc., ju...

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