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Common Misconceptions about Life Insurance

With the cost of most goods and services on the rise, straining many household budgets, families are likely looking for ways to cut expenses. But it’s important to make wise decisions before cutting, as some expenses are worth more than they cost and can provide a lot of benefits. … read more

KEDA Executive Director Joe Morrison

The Kitsap Economic Development Alliance

The Kitsap Economic Development Alliance (KEDA) develops the world of Kitsap County, with the goal of uplifting the area and businesses. The alliance was founded in 1983 as the economic developer for the area. Executive Director Joe Morrison says that KEDA addresses issues … read more

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Understanding the Real Estate Landscape

Understanding the Real Estate Landscape

Trends in real estate and home buying go far beyond mortgage rates and home prices. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate has identified several more trends that provide insight into today’s homebuyer and what they are looking for in a home. Who are … read more

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How to Build a Healthy Money Mindset for a Stable Financial Future

Building and managing your wealth is a lifelong process that can have major implications for you, your children and other beneficiaries. While your path to building wealth should be tailored to your circumstances, this three-pronged approach from Freddie Mac can help you plan … read more

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How to Make the Most of Your Health Savings Account

It’s that time of year again: You feel the tickle in the back of your throat, think you’re coming down with something, and visit the local urgent care. They ask for a copay, and you pay it. But have you given any thought … read more

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How to Be a Philanthropist When Money is Tight

While contributing to a worthwhile cause is a common aspiration, actually doing so right now may feel unrealistic if you’re struggling with your own finances. According to an April 2023 Gallup study, 61% of U.S. adults said recent price increases have caused financial … read more

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5 Tips for First-Time Car Buyers

If you ask anyone you know about purchasing their first car, chances are they’ll be able to recount every detail (good or bad) about the car and the process of how they got those keys into their hands. Purchasing a car is oftentimes … read more

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Part 2

10 Tips to Help Renters Negotiate a Lease Successfully

Editor’s note: This is part 2 of a two-part series. Read part 1 to learn what questions you should ask before signing a lease. You’ve read your lease (right?) and most of it looks acceptable — but there are a few things you’d … read more

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Part 1

13 Questions to Ask Before You Commit to an Apartment Lease

Editor’s note: This is part 1 of a two-part series. Read part 2 to learn how to negotiate your lease. Congratulations! After a long search, you’ve finally found an apartment you like at a price you can afford. Your application has been accepted, … read more

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