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Our blog has the latest from the Seasons Financial Group Team! Keep up-to-date with Ken and Stephanie's latest thoughts on the markets & finances, and discover travel spots, cooking tips, & life stories from all of us.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

When will I receive my 1099 Consolidated Reporting Statement? LPL will begin mailing 1099 Consolidated Reporting Statements on January 29, 2021. During the 2021 tax season, 1099 Consolidated Statements will be mailed in four phases in...

Thursday, December 24, 2020

There four major investment categories: stocks, bonds, alternatives and real estate. The simple answer for why they go up or down is more people are either buying or selling the category. If someone thinks a category is going to be...

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Americans have always been a generous people and many are looking for additional ways to give during these challenging times. According to the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) World Giving Index 10th edition, the United States has rated...

Thursday, November 26, 2020

One may think if you make 10%, then lose 10%, you’re even. However, when you do the math, you discover the mystery of percentages. For example: $100 X +10% = $110 Up Market$110 X -10% = $99 Down Market We can see how down market...

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Inflation is a term used for something getting bigger. Thanksgiving is a time for humans to expand with the consumption of a big meal. Hot air balloons inflate when warm air is added. The cost of goods and services also increase, but...

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Thursday, October 29, 2020

Adjectives can really make a difference! A flower can be described as “pretty”, which brings different pictures to mind depending on where you live. People in the Midwest might think of sunflowers. Oregonians might think of...

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Debt is the ability to bring future earnings to the present to be used for consumption or investment. For the privilege of doing this magical wonder the borrower is charged an interest rate for using the money. Debt can make the...

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Neahkahnie Mountain offers incredible views of Nehalem Bay and the Pacific Ocean overlooking Manzanita Beach. Located in the Oswald West State Park, it’s a perfect pit stop along the coastal highway to get your hike on! Being...

Thursday, September 17, 2020

On a recent trip back to Rockaway Beach, I happily remembered family vacations spent there in my youth. My dad would plan our departure date, dependent on when the lowest tides promised prime clam digging at the beds in nearby...

Thursday, September 3, 2020

There is an expression in finance called “the ballpark number.” It means close but not exact. The rules of 72 and 115 are similar in that they give you a close answer but not exact. They are useful numbers for basic...

Thursday, September 3, 2020

In typical times, trips to the DMV are not exactly high on my list of fun things to do with my time. However, in these strange times, you will find that not only is a trip to the DMV not fun, it’s impossible without an...