Letter to our Community

Dear Friends, In midst of the Coronavirus pandemic crisis, the people of the state of Washington are desperately seeking our help to set up basic estate plans: wills, powers of attorney, and advance directives. On March 23, 2020, Washington Governor Jay Inslee, pursuant to emergency powers granted under RCW 43.06.220, issued Proclamation 20-25 Stay Home…

Social Security Announces 1.6 Percent Benefit Increase for 2020

News Release SOCIAL SECURITY Written By Mark Hinkle, Acting Press Officer, SSA Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 69 million Americans will increase 1.6 percent in 2020, the Social Security Administration announced today. The 1.6 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 63 million Social Security…

Five Ways to Keep Busy After Retirement

By Paige A. Mitchell, Freelance Writer Our adult lives are consumed with obligations and responsibilities. The checklist can seem never-ending and exhausting. One would think that the prospect of retiring would seem fantastic to everyone. However, many adults are not prepared for the amount of time that opens up to them upon retiring. The freedom…