Many of you contribute money to your church, synagogue, and favorite charities. The question here is: Are you maximizing your output? A significant number of the charities in the area are in need of an extra pair of hands- extra good help. Have you thought about giving of your time as well as your money?…

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You’ve heard the stories; your friends have gotten them before. A far too common scam involves an imposter pretending to be a relative in trouble. (“My wallet was stolen” or “I’m in jail.”) These callers do enough homework to mention the name of the relative or other people the senior citizen knows. And by “crying,”…

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Remember when going to the movies was not as expensive as it is today? For example, I remember going to the movies as a teenager and spending $5 total (for 2 people)! Now I can’t even get into a matinée for that. Let alone get popcorn and a soda pop. How bad is it now?…

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What an incredible story of defiance and carelessness. On one side you have the team that can do no wrong, always plays hard and wins. Wins the right way. Yet for every story of competition, and the search of triumph, there will always be that one person who pushes the envelope way too far. Case…

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Not just a slogan, it’s truly what we believe in. Often times people that I talk to ask me: “Steve, I am already working with a Financial Adviser, why should I stop and look at your offerings?” The answer is simple: “Get a second opinion.” This past weekend the Seattle Times featured an article about…

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