Sponsor spotlight: Turn your backyard into great living space

When you think of making home improvements, the interior and exterior of your home may get the most focus. But there is also a lot of potentially great living space just outside your door. Here are a few ways to make your back (or front) yard a seamless extension of your home for entertaining and…

Sponsor spotlight: What you need to know NOW regarding COVID-19 stimulus payments

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act recently signed into law provides a one-time payment, among other items, to individuals to help ease the economic strain caused by the coronavirus epidemic. Here are the details of the stimulus payment initiative. Who qualifies to receive a payment? A one-time payment of $1,200 will be…

Sponsor spotlight: Caliber is committed to our customers

During the Coronavirus outbreak, Caliber Home Loans, Inc. is actively monitoring announcements from state and local governments about essential businesses. Rest assured, we remain open and fully operational.  We are living through an unprecedented and consequential time in our country, and we’re dedicated to serving our customers throughout this difficult period. We are following all…

Sponsor spotlight: New coronavirus law requires small business to provide paid leave

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act is a new law passed in late March that offers COVID-19 assistance for both employees and employers. This new law provides businesses with fewer than 500 employees the funds to provide employees with paid leave, either for the employee’s own health needs or to care for family members. Here…

Sponsor spotlight: PUD here to help those impacted by COVID-19

Impacted by COVID-19? The PUD wants to help. Families in need of support during the COVID-19 pandemic have an ally in Snohomish County PUD, which recently took swift action to help customers affected by the virus. That means if you or somebody you know has been impacted by the sudden loss of income or employment…

Introducing our new advertiser — Nile Broady of Century 21

We are pleased to introduce you to our newest advertiser Nile Broady of Century 21. He has a refreshing perspective that he shares here. “I’m blessed to do what I love! There’s nothing better than helping people achieve their dreams. It’s such a privilege to meet great people who want to improve their lives. From…

Sponsor spotlight: You need a power of attorney

With all the excellent advice available about how to protect yourself and loved ones during the coronavirus outbreak, one necessary legal document is often overlooked. It’s a Power of Attorney. You really do need a Power of Attorney (POA.) Why is that? In the event that you become hospitalized or in a care community, the…

Sponsor spotlight: Great new option to reduce student loan debt

Deep inside legislation passed in late 2019 is a provision that broadens the acceptable use of 529 college savings plan funds. Background 529 savings plans are available to set aside after-tax funds to pay for college and K through 12 education expenses. As long as the funds are used to pay for qualified expenses, any…

Sponsor spotlight: Workshop on IRA distributions set for March 19 in Lynnwood

Want to find out how the new SECURE ACT (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act) — which became effective January 1, 2020 — will affect your IRA distributions to your beneficiaries? Attend a workshop at either 10:30 a.m. or 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 19.   The presenter is Dick Harsin, CPA, CFP…

Sponsor spotlight: Next free legal clinic for seniors March 4 in Edmonds

The Edmonds Waterfront (Senior) Center and Sanders Law Group offers a free monthly legal clinic for seniors, with the next one set for Wednesday, March 4 in downtown Edmonds. Here’s your chance to ask your burning legal questions, at no charge. This popular monthly clinic offers 15-minute individual appointments with an Elder Law Attorney. The…

Sponsor spotlight: North Seattle French School open house Feb. 29

North Seattle French School, a French immersion and bilingual preschool and K-5 elementary school in Shoreline, is hosting a second open house this month — on Saturday, Feb. 29 from 10-11:30 a.m. The location is Shoreline Center, Wing F, 18560 1st Ave. N.E., Shoreline. Tour the school and hear a presentation from the Interim Head of…

Sponsor spotlight: Where’s my tax return? Common items that are often forgotten

Wondering why your tax return is not finished? Often the delay can come from one or two items that were overlooked and are needed to complete your tax return. Here are some of the most common: Missing statements. This includes all W-2s and 1099s including any related to gambling winnings, income, interest, and mutual funds….

Sponsor spotlight: North Seattle French School open houses on Feb. 6, 29

North Seattle French School, a French immersion and bilingual preschool and K-5 elementary school in Shoreline, is hosting two open houses in February. The first is on Thursday, Feb. 6 from 10:30 a.m. – noon, and the second is Saturday, Feb. 29 from 10-11:30 a.m. The location is Shoreline Center, Wing F, 18560 1st Ave. N.E., Shoreline. Tour…

Sponsor spotlight: Protect your roof and it will keep protecting you

A home is the biggest investment most people will ever make, which is why homeowners often go to great lengths to protect that investment. But one of the more important components of safeguarding a home is also one of the most often ignored: the roof. It’s tempting to devote more time and attention to more…

Sponsor spotlight: Good news! New, higher 2020 limits expand your options

We know that homeownership is one of life’s biggest financial commitments. At Caliber Home Loans, Inc. we want to help you achieve affordable homeownership. Did you know that the limit for conforming home loans increased this year? This limit increase is a good thing, because it expands your home buying options! Tell Me More! The…

Sponsor spotlight: Celebrate Valentine’s Day with CBD

Set the tone for a relaxing, romantic Valentine’s day by infusing CBD into your celebration. Seaweed CBD in Edmonds has some suggestions to make your evening perfect. Start with a lovely cocktail using Huney Jun Jasmine Rose CBD beverage as the catalyst for this drink: Love Potion #9 2 oz Huney Jun Jasmine Rose CBD…

Sponsor Spotlight: Get Ready for Boating Season at the Seattle Boat Show

The Seattle Boat Show sails into town from January 24 – February 1, 2020, featuring more than 1,000 boats and yachts in two locations, plus three acres of the latest and greatest gadgets and gear. If you’re in the market for a boat or want to learn more about what’s out there, here are three…

Sponsor spotlight: North Seattle French School open house Jan. 15

  Visit a bilingual classroom at North Seattle French School’s open house on Jan. 15 — and see the students and faculty in action. What: Open house hosted by North Seattle French School, a French immersion and bilingual preschool and K-5 elementary school in Shoreline Date: Wednesday, January 15 Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Where:…

Sponsor spotlight: Common questions about probate

Here at Sanders Law Group, we get many questions about probate in Washington state. Here are answers to some of the most common ones: Before we start, did you know we live in one of best states in the Union for retirement? Not only do we not have an income tax, our probate process is…