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Brunell: Dams are the Northwest flood busters

January 21, 2020, 6:02am Business

A year ago, much of America’s heartland was inundated by Missouri River flood waters. At least 1 million acres of U.S. farmland in nine major grain producing states were under water. More than 14 million people were impacted. Damage exceeded $1 billion. Read story

Social Security: Need to change your name on a Social Security card?

January 19, 2020, 6:00am Business

If you’re changing your name, it’s important to let Social Security know so we can update the information we maintain, send you an updated Social Security card, and ultimately ensure we pay you accurate benefits when you retire or if you become disabled. Read story

Weston: How to have a ‘no regrets’ retirement

January 18, 2020, 6:00am Business

Most retirees regret not saving more. A 2018 study by Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies found 73 percent wish they’d put aside more money on a consistent basis, and half felt they waited too long to get serious about retirement saving. Read story

Personal Finance: New rules of retirement game could help boost your savings

January 17, 2020, 6:05am Business

The rules of the retirement game just saw a sizable overhaul in Congress, giving a nod to the reality that many Americans can’t afford to quit working. Read story

Reyer: Word is out they want to leave job; now what?

January 16, 2020, 6:02am Business

I’m unhappy at work and am getting ready to look for a change. I confided in a team member so that she could be prepared for additional responsibilities. Unfortunately, she accidentally let it slip. How do I manage the effect of this; I’m still working on my résumé and don’t have anything else lined up yet. Read story

Brunell: Student loan aid attracts employees

January 14, 2020, 6:05am Business

Employers are looking at additional benefits to help workers who are stressed out over paying rent, transportation and food, and student loans. Even though job numbers and wages have increased, too often there just isn’t enough money to make ends meet, particularly in high-cost-of-living cities such as New York, San Francisco and Seattle. Read story

Social Security: Top 10 internet stops about Social Security in 2019

January 12, 2020, 6:00am Business

We provide our online services to improve our service to you. Here are our top 10 websites of 2019: Read story

Weston: Bad advice on finances can be costly

January 11, 2020, 6:05am Business

Good financial advice leaves you better off. Bad advice does the opposite, and may even enrich someone else at your expense. Read story

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