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Pandemic pushes scores of people toward retirement

Last year, investment adviser Kyle Weir received a call from a client looking to explore her options. Weir’s client, a veteran educator, was right against retirement age....

Five qualities to seek in a financial adviser

Walmart is getting into the business of financial advice? I immediately thought, well, they are no ...

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Eastern Washington bankruptcy filings decrease despite hard times

Despite the economic havoc COVID-19 brought on wide swaths of the economy last year...

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The closing chapter on the Metropolitan Mortgage saga

U.S. Bankruptcy Court trusts have issued what might be the final payments to investors who lost...

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Q&A with Numerica Credit Union’s Carla Cicero

Carla Cicero was born and raised in Los Angeles, where her credit union career began in her...

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Spokane-area lenders undertake second round of PPP funding

The U.S. Small Business Administration has released a third round of Paycheck Protection Program loan funds, and bankers here say they’re prepared to handle changes made as a result of updates to the program....

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Promotion reflects love of community banking for State Bank Northwest exec

The banking field hasn’t lost its luster for Lorilei Bruggink, who has worked in the industry for 35 years and was named president of Spokane Valley-based State Bank Northwest earlier this month....

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Federal student aid system undergoes overhaul

Several policy changes were included in the recently approved 2021 Omnibus spending bill that will ease the federal student aid application process and expand Pell Grant eligibility, industry observers here say....

Short-term market behavior can be counterintuitive

How many times, especially in the last year, have you found yourself saying, “I just don’t understand Mr. Market?” I certainly had more than a few, even after 25 years and countless hours of studying markets. The often counter-intuitive nature of...

Denver firm buys Spokane-based company Hart Capital

Mercer Global Advisors Inc., of Denver, announced Thursday morning it has acquired Hart Capital, which was founded by Hart in 1998. He and the company’s team of nine advisers will join Mercer Advisors....

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