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A Cash Flow Strategy for Microsoft Executives Using the Microsoft Deferred Compensation Plan

The Microsoft Deferred Compensation Plan (DCP) is available to senior directors, partners, general managers, and other executives – level 67 and higher. If you are eligible for this benefit, you can defer up to 75% of your salary and a full 100% of your cash bonus. This has the potential to save you tens or even […]

Lars Phillips, CFA, CFP® | August 5, 2020

How Do I Incorporate Sustainable Investing Options Within My Amazon 401(k)?

Sustainable Investing, also known as Socially Responsible Investing (SRI), means incorporating Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria into the investment selection process. Essentially, it allows you, as an Amazon employee, to invest in a way that aligns with your values without necessarily compromising diversification or returns. Let’s break down ESG a little more and go […]

Lars Phillips, CFA, CFP® | August 4, 2020

How Do I Incorporate Sustainable Investing Options Within My Microsoft 401(k)?

Sustainable Investing, also known as Socially Responsible Investing (SRI), means incorporating Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria into the investment selection process. Essentially, it allows you, as a Microsoft employee, to invest in a way that aligns with your values without necessarily compromising diversification or returns. Let’s break down ESG a little more and go […]

Lars Phillips, CFA, CFP® | August 4, 2020

Microsoft 401(k) – Sustainable Investing Through BrokerageLink

Sustainable Investing, also known as Socially Responsible Investing (SRI), means incorporating Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria into the investment selection process. Essentially, it allows you to invest in a way that aligns with your values without necessarily compromising diversification or returns. While there are currently no Sustainable Fund options within your standard Microsoft 401(k), […]

Paige Lee | March 15, 2019

Washington State GET Program Rollover Opportunity

Putting money away for college for your kids, grandkids, or any other child in your life, is one of the easiest ways to make a meaningful impact on that child’s future. For those that have saved into the Washington Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) Program and still have GET Program credits – an incredible opportunity exists […]

Lars Phillips, CFA, CFP® | July 15, 2018

Microsoft Deferred Compensation Plan

The Microsoft Deferred Compensation plan has the potential to help eligible employees save an immense amount in taxes each year. In the following video, Lead Advisor, Dave Welty, explains the necessary steps to maximize your savings potential. To learn more about implementing Microsoft’s Deferred Compensation Plan, schedule a call below. Additionally, to learn more about all […]

Dave Welty, CFP® | April 18, 2018

Life is not a Spreadsheet

For stock investors, 2017 was a phenomenal year. Even in the midst of political distractions, tensions with North Korea, and a devastating Hurricane Harvey, the US Stock Market seemed to be consistent. The market as whole, represented by the Russell 3000, (which tracks the 3000 largest companies within the United States and represents more than […]

Nick Wright | February 13, 2018

Going Against the Herd

If you took Economics 101 in college, you would have heard your professor discussing how people are rational and efficient. This means that individuals are operating in a way that maximizes their benefits and minimizes their costs.  It doesn’t take much observation to notice, however, that human beings often make decisions that can be incredibly […]

Paige Lee | January 19, 2018

Message In A Bottle

As I write this in November 2017 – things are unequivocally “good” in most investment accounts. In the last 12 months, the S&P 500 is up over 19%, the MSCI All Country World Index is up over 23%, and Emerging Markets are up over 31%. What’s more, these gains have come with nearly record low […]

Lars Phillips, CFA, CFP® | November 15, 2017

Power Planning for the Powerball Winner

As Mavis Wanczyk, this week’s Powerball Winner of $758.7 million, said, winning the lottery was a “pipe dream I’ve always had.”  I think all of us can relate to this statement.   To have $336 million (after taxes) just drop in your lap is truly life-changing.  And to put this in a different context, Ms. Wanczyk’s […]

Luellen Lockwood, MBA, CPA, EA | August 25, 2017

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