Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report

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Study: Women face higher retirement hurdles

A lack of preparedness early in life is placing women — particularly married women — at a higher risk of falling short in retirement, says a new study by the Boston College Center for Retirement Research. ...

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Change in direction at Fairwinds follows trend

With its own liquor license and a full bar for residents and their family members in the evenings, the Fairwinds-Spokane retirement home is adjusting to the changing lifestyle of senior living. ...

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Designing the future requires cash-flow planning

Imagine building a house without blueprints or having any construction experience. The outcome is going to be unfortunate, if not downright dangerous. The same is true about financial planning. Unless we don’t care what happens, we all ought to have a ...

Expansion on the Horizon: Spokane, Boise credit unions to combine

With a continued desire to meet the changing appetites of the marketplace, officials at Spokane Valley-based Horizon Credit Union and Boise-based Icon Credit Union say 2020 is a good time to merge fully. ...

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Spokane ranked highly for female entrepreneurs

As a fast-growing city, Spokane provides a rich environment for small business growth, particularly for women and minority-owned businesses. With over 11,500 women-owned businesses in Spokane County, the Lilac City ...

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Global Credit Union evolves, expands new digital offerings

In an increasingly digital world, financial institutions continue to seek new technology that could help them to offer services and communicate with members. For Spokane-based Global Credit Union, that means making sure members can receive information ...

SECURE Act to affect most who save for retirement (finance)

Sometimes, pieces of legislation pass that many recognize by name but know nothing about. They then go about their day assuming it doesn’t affect them. The SECURE Act isn’t one you want to turn a blind eye to, as it likely could affect you. ...

Credit unions seeks deeper member connections

An informational effort reaching Pacific Northwest states this month looks to deepen the relationship between credit unions and the communities they serve. ...

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$290 million-plus in public projects to start this year

Even though the passage of Initiative 976 and its subsequent court challenge have left some public projects up in the air, 2020 is expected to be another strong year of public work, with more than $290 million in activity expected to begin this year...

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Safe at home: Realtors must consider personal safety when showing houses

In 2013, the Yakima Herald reported the brutal assault of Yakima real estate broker Vern Holbrook at a rural home he was showing to a couple who posed as potential buyers. ...

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