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Get the right lawyer

Not all law firms are equal ... especially in a military town like those in the South Sound area. Your rights as a military person, family member or retiree are more complicated, and therefore, your legal representation should understand that. Wallis Law Firm, PLLC in Tacoma "gets it," according to Cambria Queen,

Meet McChord’s next boss

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Meet McChord’s next boss

Command of the 62nd Airlift Wing at McChord Field will change hands from Col. Erin M. Staine-Pyne to Col. David A. Fazenbaker next month. Fazenbaker is currently the vice commander of the 14th Flying Training Wing at the Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi. Fazenbaker entered the Air Force from ROTC in

Harborstone continues to support military

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Harborstone continues to support military

It's nice to have someone on your side, especially during these uncertain times when your household income may have dropped and the future isn't clear. Harborstone Credit Union has been doing just that through its Financial Navigator program. Think of it like having a trusted friend, there to be a listening

What are you doing next?

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What are you doing next?

If there is a silver lining to COVID-19, it has certainly given many of us a little more time to sit home and reflect on what inspires us. And for some, it has re-ordered our priorities, or provided the imputes to consider a change in direction. But how? How does one

Go from associate degree directly to a master's

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Go from associate degree directly to a master's

It may sound too good to be true, but it's a fact - Indiana Wesleyan University allows you to earn a master's degree online after completing your associate degree, skipping the bachelor's.  That saves both time and money. KC Haight, a 23-year veteran of the Air Force shared this opportunity and

Your military service may already be worth 45 college credits

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Your military service may already be worth 45 college credits

If you add up your basic training and other military courses you have already completed, you have practically already completed an associate degree.  With this brainchild, at Indiana Wesleyan University military personnel receive up to 45 credits toward an online associate degree simply by submitting the training they've already completed. Only

Freelance and small biz for spouses

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Freelance and small biz for spouses

Ready to strike out as a business owner? Whether it is a store, online business, or freelance gig, you will want to get the banking element of your new career set up right from the start, said Craig Doty, Business Money Management Coach with Harborstone Credit Union. Doty says there are

Member Money Map on McChord

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Member Money Map on McChord

A financial plan is just a fancy way of saying you know what your financial goals are and have a plan that will help you achieve them to ensure your long-term security and well-being. Harborstone Credit Union has Money Management Coaches on and off McChord ready to be with you

Deployment budgets

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Deployment budgets

Deployments are never easy on a family. Throw in some financial distress, and things can easily go sideways. But it doesn't have to be so hard, especially when you plan for potential pitfalls in advance, according to two money experts with Harborstone Credit Union, Sarah Ballard and Nicole Elliott. "It's all about

PCSing: Changing your bank/credit union

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PCSing: Changing your bank/credit union

Getting ready to PCS? Dread the idea of changing banks? You are not alone. According to Bankrate.com, in a 2019 survey, found that the average U.S. adult keeps the same primary checking account for 14.3 years. Twenty-one percent said they used their account between 21 and 50 years. Older respondents are more

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Washington's wine industry is aging just fine

FROM OLYMPIA BUSINESS WATCH... Washington wine is aging just fine. Earlier this week, the Washington State Wine Commission reported the results of a new economic impact study of the Washington wine industry which is the most comprehensive ever produced.  It contains good news--very good news. Washington wine is now an $8.6 billion annual business and across the

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EAT SPECIAL: hash browns

PLACES WE LOVE >>> El Gaucho Tacoma Why We Go: The upscale steakhouse brings New York-ish service and ambiance to Tacoma. While this town has several upscale eateries, never before has it had a restaurant that creates an experience that leaves diners feeling as if they had stepped into another world,

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EAT SPECIAL: Vien Dong

PLACES WE LOVE >>> Why We Go: When we wish to dine in another world, slightly Third World, steamy, exotic, Asian - as if out of a movie - Vien Dong in the Lincoln District fits the bill. Vien Dong envelopes the senses. The atmosphere takes us immediately to Vietnam without

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