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Reyer: Here’s how to lead top-notch meetings

March 5, 2020, 6:02am Business

In my new role, I’m leading a lot of meetings, many with senior people attending. It makes me nervous and the first ones haven’t gone as well as I’d like. What do you suggest? Read story

Brunell: Legislators must find better ways to cut CO2

March 3, 2020, 6:00am Business

Washington and Oregon lawmakers want to end their legislative sessions; however, accounting for the costs of carbon emissions is a major road block. Read story

It’s easy to get your Social Security benefit statement

March 1, 2020, 6:02am Business

Tax season is here, and we have made replacing your annual benefit statement even easier. The benefit statement, also known as the SSA-1099 or the SSA-1042S, is a tax form we mail each year in January to people who receive Social Security benefits. It shows the total amount of benefits you received from us in the previous year so you know how much Social Security income to report to the… Read story

Weston: Should you shift to a cash account?

February 29, 2020, 6:02am Business

High-yield cash management accounts are popping up at brokerages nationwide, promising customers much better returns and higher insurance limits than they can get from traditional banks. Read story

Personal Fianance: Retired but need cash? There’s lots of options

February 28, 2020, 6:02am Business

Most Americans don’t have enough money saved to retire on, and Social Security isn’t sufficient all by itself. Where do you find yourself in relation to these figures? Read story

Reyer: Work on trust issue to release control

February 27, 2020, 6:00am Business

I’ve gotten feedback that I withhold information, second-guess people, and don’t delegate enough. I’ve figured out that it’s driven by lack of trust, but I don’t know what to do about it. Incidentally, this only is happening at work; I’m fine with friends and family. Read story

Brunell: Colorado River water problems worsening

February 25, 2020, 6:05am Business

Last week, we visited the Grand Canyon National Park in northern Arizona. It is part of our national parks bucket list. The trip was a real eye-opener. Read story

Social Security: Pledge to save during America Saves Week

February 23, 2020, 6:00am Business

This year, America Saves Week runs Feb. 24-29. The week is an opportunity for organizations to promote good financial habits. It’s also a great time for people to assess their own saving status, as planning and saving are key to a successful retirement. Read story

FILE - This undated file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com.

Weston: Beware of advice from salespeople

FILE - This undated file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com.

February 22, 2020, 6:00am Business

A good rule of thumb when you’re trying to eat healthy is to beware of any food you see advertised. The most beneficial fare — whole grains, fruits, vegetables — tends not to have a marketing budget. Read story

Personal Finance: Millennials’ investments may be too risk-averse

February 21, 2020, 6:01am Business

An established line of psychological theory is that what we experience in late adolescence and early adulthood ends up having a large pull on our behavior throughout life. And economic gut punches pack a wallop. Read story