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  • August/September 2017 – Community and Separate Property: The Basics  Since Washington is a community property state, it's not surprising many of us own community and separate property.  For estate planning and asset protection purposes, it's important to understand what they are and how you might use them to your advantage.  Read More

  • June/July 2017 – You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby! In 1968, Philip Morris launched one of the most famous ad campaigns in history.  Using the slogan “you’ve come a long way, baby”, it sold Virginia Slims cigarettes to the newly emerging feminist, a young woman who was going places in style.  That year, she earned 58.2% of what her male counterpart earned1. Read More  1pay-equity.org/info-time

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  • Fourth Quarter 2017: Moving toward year-end, the Fed has confirmed that it will continue "normalizing" interest rates. This means raising its key fed funds rate and trimming its massive $4.5 trillion bond portfolio, acquired in emergency response to the 2007-2008 financial crisis. Read More.

  • Third Quarter 2017: Last January, most investors thought fiscal policy would overtake monetary policy as the driving force behind economic expansion. Also, they thought inflation and interest rates would creep up. Read More

  • Second Quarter 2017 - Perception and Reality: Last quarter, we noted how monetary and fiscal policies are the two levers the government pulls to drive economic growth.  Also, we noted how, after many years of using monetary policy as the primary lever, the post-election perception was that the new administration would turn to fiscal policy. Read More

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