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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...

Commercial banking still requires human touch

It should come as no surprise in the age of rapidly changing and emerging technologies, where cars can drive themselves and food delivery is available at our fingertips, that a majority of our banking services take place on our mobile devices. According ...

Inland Northwest composite increases

Hart Capital Management Inc., of Spokane, says the composite value of the nine publicly traded Inland Northwest companies increased to $12.2 billion in the recently completed third quarter, an increase of $1.1 billion, or 9.7 percent, from the previous qu...

Inland Northwest Bank parent reports drop in earnings

Northwest Bancorporation Inc., the Spokane-based parent of Inland Northwest Bank, has reported third-quarter net income of $960,000, or 13 cents a diluted share, down from income of $1.55 million, or 24 cents a share, in the year-earlier quarter. For t...

Four benefits trends shape destination workplaces

As businesses tally expenses and set their budgets for next year, many won’t be able to escape the fact that health care price inflation continues to fuel increases in the cost of benefits. According to Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.’s 2017 Benefits Strat...

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Reform buzz builds uncertainty among Spokane-area tax pros

Some Spokane-area tax preparers say President Trump’s recently announced plan for tax reform has shifted their focus toward possible major changes coming in 2018, rather than the comparatively few changes in the tax code for this year. “In my opinion...

STCU names Eckhardt as its new president, CEO

STCU, the Liberty Lake-based credit union, announced this afternoon that it has selected veteran bank executive Ezra Eckhardt to become its new president and CEO. He will start in that position Jan. 1. Eckhardt will replace Tom Johnson, who announced p...

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Median household income increase in Spokane County outpaces U.S., state

Household income in Spokane County has increased at a faster pace than statewide and national incomes, data compiled by the Community Indicators of Spokane Initiative show. Countywide annual median household income rose 9.3 percent last year, according t...

Cover all essential bases when retirement planning

Whether you’re considering an upcoming retirement or already have made your transition and want to cover your proverbial bases, a few ideas will help you make plans and decisions. First, have a will in place. If you haven’t reviewed yours in the last...

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