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5 myths your 401(k) fund manager is telling you

Visit Online Trading Academy Sign Up For a Free Class Now! SPONSORED — It’s not just millionaires who retire, but it might just take a million dollars to do it. According to The Motley Fool, you’ll need $1,060,751 in savings to draw $5,000 per month for 30 years. If your nest egg is tucked away […]
3 years ago
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The 3 worst mistakes victims make after a bicycle accident

Davis Law Group Order your FREE Book SPONSORED — Despite being perennially recognized as one of the most bicycle-friendly states in the country, Washington state sees thousands of serious bicycle accidents each year. And because bicyclists aren’t afforded the same physical protection as drivers, many bicycle accident victims suffer serious injuries, resulting in costly medical […]
3 years ago
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Introducing the WSECU and KIRO Radio Hometown Hero: Chris Quinlan

NOMINATE your Hometown Hero WSECU SPONSORED — On February 6th, 2018 a Centralia man was rescued from his pickup truck which burst into flames upon being hit by a semi-truck. He received the medical assistance he needed, and was taken from the scene by paramedics. The man was fortunate Seattle Firefighter Chris Quinlan was heading […]
3 years ago
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Young brain cancer patient treated with innovative therapy

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Proton Therapy SPONSORED — For most people, high school is all about Friday night football games, prom dresses, sleepovers and cramming for math tests. For Erin high school also involved MRIs, CT scans— and many visits to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Proton Therapy Center. Now 19, Erin had a high school […]
3 years ago
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They will survive: perfect building materials for the Pacific Northwest

Issaquah Cedar & Lumber SPONSORED — Rain and mountains might make the Pacific Northwest a lush, beautiful paradise, but they also present some challenges when you’re trying to find the right building materials. Whether you’re building a home, a shed or any other structure in the Seattle area, you’ll want to know which materials can […]
3 years ago
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Celebrate the start of baseball season with the perfect day at the ballpark

Heritage Distilling SPONSORED — Sometimes, the best seat in the house isn’t a seat at all. That’s because there isn’t a better ballpark to walk around than the one in Seattle. That’s true whether it’s strolling around the outfield concourse, looking down on everything from the bullpens to the bar behind the centerfield wall, or […]
4 years ago
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6 questions to ask before you start your own business

Ryan Swanson Law Find an attorney SPONSORED — When the daily grind feels a little, well, like work, you might fantasize about owning a company. As an entrepreneur, you have the freedom to do what you love — as a job. But starting a business isn’t just about turning your favorite hobby into a thriving […]
4 years ago
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5 reasons to visit Leavenworth this Spring

Visit Leavenworth SPONSORED — With its iconic holiday lighting and festive sleigh rides, Leavenworth has a reputation as the state’s most iconic winter wonderland. But when the snow melts and the flowers bloom, the Bavarian village is just as happy to “willkommen” you with open arms – and plenty of fun. This spring, Leavenworth has […]
4 years ago
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5 things to consider when buying blinds

Budget Blinds SPONSORED — When it comes to your home, windows are the, well, windows to its soul. So if it’s time to treat your home to a facelift, choosing blinds is an important part of that process. Before you start perusing warehouses and showrooms, there are a few things you should know about shopping […]
4 years ago
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Can a doctor tell what is wrong with you just by looking at you?

By Gordon Cohen MD PhD FACS, Chief Medical Officer at PRO Sports Club 20/20 Lifestyles SPONSORED — When you go to medical school, one of the first things you learn is how to do a core physical diagnosis. It is about both listening to your patient and examining your patient. That is part of the […]
4 years ago
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What you need to know about the stock market roller coaster

Visit Online Trading Academy Sign Up For a Free Class Now! SPONSORED — Whether it’s in love or in the stock market, falling hard is never easy. And for investors, Jan. 30 through Feb. 5 was a rough tumble. If you were surprised by this, don’t feel bad; even your fund managers were caught off […]
4 years ago
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5 things to do in Anacortes this spring

Visit Anacortes SPONSORED — From sea to shining sea, there’s no end of activities on this island. If you’re looking to have a spring fling — or an all-out vacation — make sure Anacortes is on your list of destinations. From world-class hiking trails to endless scenic beauty, this small sea village offers everything you […]
4 years ago
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Hometown Hero: Brian Zillmer

NOMINATE your Hometown Hero WSECU SPONSORED — Washington State Patrol Trooper Brian Zillmer starts his day in the comfort of his own home. He dons himself with a ballistic vest, his neatly pressed uniform and polished boots, his twenty-pound duty belt, steps into his car and immediately tells his dispatcher he’s on duty. He has […]
4 years ago
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2 steps Puget Sound employers can take now to prevent workplace harassment

Ryan Swanson Law Find an attorney SPONSORED — If the #MeToo movement has you worrying about your employees thinking, well, you’re not alone. Workplace discrimination and harassment aren’t just topics for awards shows and daily newscasts. According to a Washington Post/ABC News poll, 30 percent of women have experienced unwanted sexual advances at work. Of […]
4 years ago
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The mattress material myth you shouldn’t believe

Bedrooms and More SPONSORED — You’ve heard the claim before: X mattress company has discovered a new and innovative material that will completely revolutionize your sleep. Before you kiss your sleep aids goodbye and settle in for what you assume will be the most amazing night’s sleep of your life, it’s probably time to take […]
4 years ago
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What’s better than competing in the Winter Games?

Heritage Distilling SPONSORED — Watching someone else do it while sipping a cocktail in the warmth of your own home surrounded by friends who are watching – and hopefully cheering – some of the bravest athletes in the world showcase their bravery and skill. From the guts of downhill ski racing, the artistry of figure […]
4 years ago
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6 things you should know about reverse mortgages

Kiel Mortgage Reverse Mortgage at Kiel SPONSORED — Got retirement anxiety? If you’re worried about your financial future, it might be time to see things in reverse – through a reverse mortgage, that is. While there are many misconceptions about reverse mortgages, this wealth-building tool could help you secure your financial future. Here’s what you […]
4 years ago
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New Blood Pressure Guidelines. Are you at risk?

By Gordon Cohen MD PhD FACS, Chief Medical Officer at PRO Sports Club 20/20 Lifestyles SPONSORED — The American Heart Association recently came out with new blood pressure guidelines. It suggested that many of us who thought our blood pressure was normal might actually have a high blood pressure problem. Systolic vs. Diastolic blood pressure […]
4 years ago
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The biggest mistakes pedestrians make after being injured an accident

Davis Law Group Order your FREE Book SPONSORED — Data from the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) shows that the city’s substantial population growth has produced a significant increase in serious and fatal collisions, particularly involving pedestrians. Many pedestrians find themselves in a difficult situation after an accident when it comes to getting the medical […]
4 years ago
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What you need to know about the market in 2018

Visit Online Trading Academy Sign Up For a Free Class Now! SPONSORED — With a new tax plan in place and interest rate hikes on the horizon, 2018 is bound to be an interesting year for the market. Here’s what you need to know about your portfolio. Investors are optimistic (mostly) There’s no doubt about […]
4 years ago
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The golden age of American whiskey?

Heritage Distilling SPONSORED — No, actually. It’s the brown age. That’s the color we look for in our great whiskeys, and the world’s appetite for America’s dark spirits is written all over the trends in the distilling business whether it’s the growth of young, ambitious distilleries like Heritage Distilling Co., out of Gig Harbor, Wash., […]
4 years ago
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5 things hiding in your crawlspace

American Crawlspace Get a FREE inspection! SPONSORED — When the weather outside is frightful, vermin of all kinds find your crawlspace oh, so delightful. That’s because, like you, creepy crawlies, rodents and even snakes (oh, my!) find the weather outside uncomfortably cold and wet. There’s nothing like a warm, dry crawlspace to invade for the […]
4 years ago
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5 ways to save on your heating bill this winter

MM Comfort SPONSORED — You don’t need the local weather report to tell you: Baby, it’s cold outside. In fact, according to weather.com, the Pacific Northwest saw one of its earliest snowfalls on record in early November, and chances are, that wintry weather will be here for quite a while. As anyone with a thermostat […]
4 years ago
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3 things you should know about cancer treatment

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Proton Therapy SPONSORED — As the saying goes, if you have your health, you have everything. So when you’re diagnosed with cancer, it’s easy to feel like you’ve lost everything. And today, that diagnosis isn’t a long shot for most people. According to the National Cancer Society, approximately 39.6 percent of […]
4 years ago