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Weston: Take control now with advance medical directives

June 6, 2020, 6:02am Business

If you get COVID-19 and struggle to breathe, would you want to be put on a ventilator? Whatever your answer, ask yourself another question: Who would make your wishes clear if you couldn’t speak for yourself? Read story

Weston: Find free, solid money advice in uncertain times

May 30, 2020, 6:02am Business

If you have money questions — and who among us doesn’t right now? — there are plenty of people willing to offer advice: friends, relatives and random strangers on the internet. Read story

Don Brunell, retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, is a business analyst, writer, and columnist.

Brunell: Brighter future for papermakers

Don Brunell, retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, is a business analyst, writer, and columnist.

May 20, 2020, 5:55am Columnists

In recent years, papermakers in Pacific Northwest have been losing ground.  However, today there is a ray of hope. Surprisingly, that optimism results from the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story

Brunell: Coronavirus, work must coexist

May 12, 2020, 6:05am Columnists

By now it is apparent that, barring a miracle, a cure for COVID-19 will not happen soon; however, to make it a condition of removing the economic lockdown would be a catastrophic mistake.  They must coexist. Read story

Weston: How to ask your bank or lender for help

May 2, 2020, 6:00am Business

Many banks, credit card issuers and other lenders have promised to help those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. They’re offering to defer or reduce payments and waive interest charges and rebate fees for those who have lost jobs, had their hours reduced or otherwise lost income to the COVID-19 crisis. Read story

Reyer: Selling a wide range of execs on your strategic idea

April 30, 2020, 5:55am Business

Q: In order to move an important strategic initiative forward, I need to get several key people on board. They all have very different responsibilities and agendas, and I don’t have any direct authority. Given the challenges posed by the pandemic, how should I proceed? Read story

Weston: Is your financial adviser really helping you?

April 25, 2020, 6:02am Business

Stock market crashes don’t just test investors’ mettle. Abrupt downturns also can reveal what kind of financial adviser you have. Read story

Weston: How to raid your retirement funds in a crisis

April 18, 2020, 6:05am Business

In an ideal world, your retirement accounts would be left alone for retirement. You’ve probably noticed that we’re not living in an ideal world. Read story

Reyer: How to get the most out of your education and move into the workforce

April 16, 2020, 6:02am Business

Spring brings a fresh start, especially for people finishing their education and entering the workforce. It has been a long time since I have been in that situation, so I talked with a young professional, Hannah, about her experiences as she finished college and moved into the workforce. Read story

Brunell: Coronavirus strains medical waste system

April 7, 2020, 6:31am Business

While lots of attention surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic is on finding amply medical supplies--ventilators, masks, gloves and sterilized hospital gowns--there is growing concern about its impact on the trash collection system.  Read story