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Northwestern Mutual to move to Spokane Valley

Northwestern Mutual of the Inland Northwest plans to move, expand, and consolidate its Spokane-area operations into a new site in Spokane Valley in mid-2018, leaving its longtime location on Spokane’s South Hill. The company has agreed to take the 20,0...

Tax bills rise for Spokane County’s top taxpayers

Tax bills levied on the top 50 property owners in Spokane County for 2017 totaled $52 million, up ne...

Junior Achievement gears up for JA Finance Park

Nonprofit youth organization Junior Achievement Eastern Washington/North Idaho will partner with Spo...

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BECU’s eastward expansion

Barely a year after establishing its first retail presence in the Spokane area, Boeing Employees Cre...

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The learning curve for STCU’s Ezra Eckhardt

Ezra Eckhardt might not be assuming the role of president and CEO of Liberty Lake-based STCU until J...

Idaho Independent Bank prepares for transition

While its customers might not realize any difference in services or policy, Coeur d’Alene-based Idaho Independent Bank will face a big change come New Year’s Day. On Jan. 1, Kurt Gustavel, 48, will take over the leadership of IIB from his father, Jac...

Despite popularity, robo-advisers can miss big picture

Automation and the transition to digital solutions are affecting more and more industries, and financial services are no exception. Over the past few years, tech-savvy consumers increasingly have embraced financial-technology investment tools to save tim...

Emotions can lead to loss aversion or overconfidence in investing

Economist Richard Thaler was awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in the field of economics for his contributions to behavioral economics. According to the Nobel committee, Thaler has “incorporated psychologically realistic assumptions into analyses of economi...

Don’t procrastinate when acquiring life insurance

With life insurance, there are no “do overs.” You have to make it count the first time. You can’t buy more after you die. With that in mind, have you ever wondered what the maximum amount of life insurance is that you can buy to protect your loved...

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Financial planning for parents-to-be has many facets

While most people agree the decision to start a family is one of life’s biggest adventures, it also comes with a hefty price tag, one that financial advisers here say parents-to-be should try to be proactive in planning for. “Whenever you’re facing...

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