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Robert Toomey, CFA/CFP, is Vice President of Research for S. R. Schill & Associates on Mercer Island.

Financial planning perspective on life milestones | Money Matters

By Robert Toomey

  • Jun 17, 2022

 

A heatmap showing the inclusivity of each state, which is based on the total Business Climate Score. The green states are the most inclusive, while the red are least inclusive; yellow and orange fall in the middle. Courtesy of Out Leadership.

Washington ranks 13th in State LGBTQ+ Business Climate Index

Washington’s lowest score was 13 out of 20 points in the Work Environment and Employment section.

 

Shasta, by Joey Veltkamp, 2020. Photo courtesy of Jacqui Galle.

Bellevue Arts Museum’s SPIRIT! evokes queer sentimentality, empathy, and hope

The exhibit, which is heavily influenced by Puget Sound, runs until Oct. 23.

 

The Lumineers performing at Marymoor Park on June 3, 2016. Photo courtesy: Sunny Martini.

BECU enters 3-year partnership with AEG Presents for annual Marymoor Park Concert Series

Special perks will be available to BECU members attending Marymoor Park concerts.

The Lumineers performing at Marymoor Park on June 3, 2016. Photo courtesy: Sunny Martini.
Dylan Aamodt, one of the owners of Eastlake Auto Brokers in Kirkland, said that over the past 15 months, “I’ve probably lost 30 to 40 catalytic converters” at the auto dealership. (Photo courtesy of Eastlake Auto Brokers Facebook page)

Local business owners fed up with catalytic converter thefts

Problem plagues cities across King County.

Dylan Aamodt, one of the owners of Eastlake Auto Brokers in Kirkland, said that over the past 15 months, “I’ve probably lost 30 to 40 catalytic converters” at the auto dealership. (Photo courtesy of Eastlake Auto Brokers Facebook page)
Ken Jackson. Courtesy of 1st Security Bank.

Ken Jackson becomes 1st Security Bank VP, Branch Manager

Jackson holds over 20 years of experience in financial services.

Ken Jackson. Courtesy of 1st Security Bank.
Robert Toomey, CFA/CFP, is Vice President of Research for S. R. Schill & Associates on Mercer Island.

News of market volatility has felt like a pinball machine lately | Guest column

Webster’s dictionary defines the word volatility as “characterized by or subject to rapid or unexpected change.” Interestingly, Webster cites the stock market as one example… Continue reading

  • May 17, 2022
Robert Toomey, CFA/CFP, is Vice President of Research for S. R. Schill & Associates on Mercer Island.
Governor Jay Inslee is showed the construction site of Kirkland’s new Google campus (Courtesy of Google)

Google introduces new campus at Kirkland Urban

Also announces plans to invest more than $100 million in Washington state in 2022.

Governor Jay Inslee is showed the construction site of Kirkland’s new Google campus (Courtesy of Google)
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Walmart in Bellevue will close doors to the public by April 22

147 employees at the Bellevue location to be laid off this summer.

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Julie Luce, RN. Courtesy of Koelsch Communities.

Upcoming senior living campus in Bellevue appoints Executive Director

Julie Luce,RN, has over 18 years of experience working in healthcare.

Julie Luce, RN. Courtesy of Koelsch Communities.
Courtesy of Lake Washington Partners, LLC

Commercial real estate firm, Lake Washington Partners, moves office from Issaquah to Bellevue

The company’s new office is more than twice the square footage of the previous one.

Courtesy of Lake Washington Partners, LLC
Robert Toomey, CFA/CFP, is Vice President of Research for S. R. Schill & Associates on Mercer Island.

Volatility and disciplined planning in 2022’s stock market | Guest column

The stock market in January experienced significantly increased volatility. In the first 14 trading days in January, the S&P500 declined about 12.5% on an intraday… Continue reading

  • Feb 11, 2022
Robert Toomey, CFA/CFP, is Vice President of Research for S. R. Schill & Associates on Mercer Island.
HNTB’s new lobby. Photo courtesy of HNTB

Transit engineering firm HNTB signs new lease to support business expansion

HNTB has grown by 60 employees in the past two years.

HNTB’s new lobby. Photo courtesy of HNTB
Aerial photo of the Spring District that sits on the old Safeway Distribution Center site in the Bel-Red Corridor. Courtesy photo.

Bellevue’s Spring District achieves LEED award for neighborhood development

LEED looks at performance standards that create more sustainable and well-connected neighborhoods.

Aerial photo of the Spring District that sits on the old Safeway Distribution Center site in the Bel-Red Corridor. Courtesy photo.
Menchie’s location in Federal Way. (Photo by Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)

Investigation: Menchie’s locations failed to pay workers, stole tips

Multiple King County locations involved, including Federal Way, Bellevue and two Renton shops.

Menchie’s location in Federal Way. (Photo by Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)
Snoqualmie Casino. Courtesy photo

Kirkland-based company sues to challenge ‘tribal gaming monopoly’ in Washington

Company called the state’s policy an “erroneous application of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.”

Snoqualmie Casino. Courtesy photo
Robert Toomey, CFA/CFP, is Vice President of Research for S. R. Schill & Associates on Mercer Island.

The forces behind our current COVID-induced inflation | Guest column

Recent inflation numbers have been quite high and at levels not seen for 40 years. As financial planners, inflation is important element of our financial… Continue reading

  • Jan 11, 2022
Robert Toomey, CFA/CFP, is Vice President of Research for S. R. Schill & Associates on Mercer Island.
Robert Toomey, CFA/CFP, is Vice President of Research for S. R. Schill & Associates on Mercer Island.

The ‘year end’ elements of financial planning | Guest column

With the end of the year fast approaching, we remind clients that now is a good time to review key aspects of their finances. As… Continue reading

  • Dec 28, 2021
Robert Toomey, CFA/CFP, is Vice President of Research for S. R. Schill & Associates on Mercer Island.
Robert Toomey, CFA/CFP, is Vice President of Research for S. R. Schill & Associates on Mercer Island.

How financial planners address plan uncertainty | Guest column

One of the key challenges we face as financial planners is dealing with the uncertainties around forecasts and assumptions in the planning process. I like… Continue reading

  • Nov 16, 2021
Robert Toomey, CFA/CFP, is Vice President of Research for S. R. Schill & Associates on Mercer Island.
Mixologist and general manager of Civility & Unrest, Joe Dietrich (photo by Cameron Sheppard)

If you want a regular cocktail, go somewhere else

Master mixologist Joe Dietrich is elevating cocktail culture at Bellevue’s Civility & Unrest.

Mixologist and general manager of Civility & Unrest, Joe Dietrich (photo by Cameron Sheppard)