Seattle's Revenue and Forecast Council (RFC) released a report in November 2022 that projected a $141 million shortfall in the city's 2023-2024 budget. The RFC also projected that the city would face an additional $82.3 million shortfall in the following two years, bringing the total budget hole to
Seattle's thriving startup scene is alive and well -- driven in small part by the fact that there's no income tax and a booming tech scene. In fact, Seattle is home to more than 6,000 startups, according to the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. This makes it a great place for small business
As a small business owner, you know that every dollar counts. So when an employee asks for a raise, it can be a tough decision. You want to keep your employees happy and motivated, but you also don't want to put your business in financial jeopardy.If you're in this situation, here are a few
Interest rates have been on the rise lately, and many are left wondering what it means for them. For homebuyers, it could mean that mortgages are more expensive. For sellers, it could mean that they get less for their homes. Here's a look at how interest rates are affecting the housing market.1.
When you are self-employed, retirement planning can feel like an afterthought. It's easy to feel like there aren't enough hours in the day to tackle everything you need to do as an independent business owner. Even so, creating a solid retirement plan is essential. A strong retirement plan can help
When an economic downturn happens, it can have a significant impact on people’s lives. Financial hardship caused by a recession can affect your ability to meet basic needs like housing, food, and fuel. We all know that bad times won’t last forever, but what can you do if you're facing financial
Tax laws in the United States are complex and it's one of the many reasons there are as many tax loopholes that are. However, it's also why myriad taxpayers wind up paying more money than they need to and why it's advisable to enlist the services of an experienced financial advisor to maximize your
When you turn on your news, if it's not a disaster or politics (or both), there's often a news story about fraud. Be it robocalls, phishing emails, or hacks into large companies data/privacy. With the advent of the internet, it has become far easier for scammers and criminals to commit fraud as the