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Personal Finance: Returns this decade likely not as juicy as previous

January 10, 2020, 6:05am Business

Between 2010 and 2020, stocks and bonds have been on an amazing run. Read story

Reyer: Making the case to keep a key employee

January 9, 2020, 6:05am Business

I’m a midlevel manager in a highly specialized department. One of my employees, Susan, has been asking for a promotion. Yesterday she told me that she received an attractive offer from another company, and I think she is hoping we’ll counter the offer. My VP thinks that Susan can be easily replaced. I don’t think the VP realizes how much knowledge she has and how difficult it will be to… Read story

Brunell: 2020 brings new sulfur oil mandate

January 7, 2020, 6:05am Business

With the new decade comes an international air pollution regulation which hastens the switch from high sulfur fuel oil to either diesel or LNG in ocean-going ships. Read story

Weston: When leasing a car is the more frugal option

January 4, 2020, 6:05am Business

If you need a car, the most frugal option is to buy one that’s 2 to 3 years old, pay cash and drive it until the wheels fall off. Read story

Personal Finance: Recession now seems unlikely for U.S. in 2020

January 3, 2020, 6:05am Business

Could the U.S. economy really avoid a recession in 2020? Read story

Reyer: Don’t give up on ‘dream job’ just yet

January 2, 2020, 6:02am Business

I landed a dream job in my field after college and it has been just OK. I like the company and my co-workers, but the work isn’t as creative or interesting as I thought it would be. I’ve been here two years now; should I be looking for a move? Read story

Brunell: Boeing needs strong tail winds

December 31, 2019, 6:05am Business

As we launch into 2020, Boeing faces strong headwinds that are major concerns for those of us living in the Pacific Northwest. Read story

Real Estate Advice: When is a 15-year mortgage sensible?

December 30, 2019, 6:05am Business

Refinancing from a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage into a 15-year fixed loan can help you pay down your mortgage faster and save a ton of money on interest, especially if rates have fallen since you bought your home. Read story

Weston: How to create a retirement ‘paycheck’

December 28, 2019, 6:05am Business

Your expenses don’t end when your paychecks do, but creating a reliable income stream in retirement can be tricky. The right choices can result in sustainable income for the rest of your life. The wrong choices could leave you uncomfortably short of cash. Read story

Personal Finance: Savings, more fun working from home

December 27, 2019, 6:05am Business

Five million or so U.S. workers toil from home for the majority of their work hours, various studies report, and the number is rising. Read story