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Program aims to reduce unbanked populations in North Idaho

In an effort to build better basic financial education, Coeur d'Alene-based United Way of North Idaho has partnered with nearly two-dozen regional community and financial partners to institute a program for unbanked and underbanked residents of North Idah...

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STCU to expand physical presence into Tri-Cities

Liberty Lake-based Spokane Teachers Credit Union plans to open one branch in each of the three cities collectively known as Tri-Cities by the end of next year, says Sean Watt, vice president of retail delivery for the nonprofit financial cooperative. T...

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Blockchain technology makes its way into the Inland Northwest

Christopher Armitage, co-founder and co-owner of West Plains-based cleaning business Armitage Cleaning LLC, predicts that 10 years from now blockchain technology will be so omnipresent in society that people will use it daily without even appreciating how...

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Global Credit Union is considering building two new retail buildings

Spokane-based Global Credit Union is considering construction of two commercial structures on the western edge of downtown. One structure is planned on a lot just north of its corporate office building at 1500 W. Fourth and the other across Fourth Avenue...

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Tax law changes expected to reduce charitable giving

As the end of tax season looms, financial experts both here and nationally are predicting provisions in the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act could change how taxpayers plan to contribute to charity this year. Most agree the changes are likely to alter taxpayer...

Adviser: Set realistic retirement funding plan

Saving for retirement can be a daunting and intimidating task. Various formulas abound, are everywhere, and readily provided by financial planners, advisers, and websites. They allow you to plug in your information to account for your goals, time left to ...

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Financial planning for caregivers

According to the Danbury, Conn.-based National Organization for Rare Disorders, 30 million Americans—about 1 in 10—live with a rare disease, which is a disease that affects fewer than 200,000 people. There are about 7,000 known rare diseases, NORD say...

The good, bad, ugly about donating under new rules

The new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act takes effect this year, and Americans are hard at work deciphering what the changes mean. One goal of the new tax law was to simplify filing for more taxpayers. Consequently, the standard deduction has nearly doubled, elimina...

Most of old Ridpath Annex to be demolished

Washington Trust Bank, which owns the former Executive Court building at 501 W. First downtown, plans to remove the second through fifth stories of the five-story structure, says Katy Wagnon, spokeswoman for the Spokane-based bank. Construction begins on...

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HomeStreet’s new home in downtown Spokane

Following the launch of commercial lending services here barely two years ago, Seattle-based HomeStreet Bank recently opened its first retail branch in Spokane, where it has consolidated both its commercial and retail services, says Steve Storey, senior v...

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