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Spouses entitled to Social Security benefits

If you have a spouse who does not earn an income or who earns less than you do, your spouse (including a same-sex spouse) may be entitled to Social Security spouses’ benefits based on your record.

Protect seniors from financial abuse

It’s unfortunate but true: The elderly population is targeted for financial abuse or exploitation. In fact, by some estimates, this type of targeted abuse results in billions of dollars in losses each year.

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The wait is nearly over... Dollar Tree store to open next month

Residents of Grandview were told the news last year and have been waiting for the city’s newest retailer, Dollar Tree, to open.

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A fresh look offered at Grace Boutique

A new Sunnyside dress shop, Grace Boutique, has opened at 422 S. Seventh St. under the management of Nuri Bahana.

Entrust wants to help Sunnyside merchants save time, money

Entrust Community Services is looking to help a few businesses save some money.

Open ‘my Social Security’ account for information on future benefits

The “my Social Security” account is a personalized online account that people can use beginning in their working years and continuing throughout the time they receive Social Security benefits.

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2015 IRA deadlines are approaching

Financially, many of us associate April with taxes – but we should also associate April with important IRA deadlines.

Good suggestions for financial ‘spring cleaning’

We’ve just about arrived at spring, the time when many people spruce up their homes, yards and other parts of their surroundings.

State announces jobs program for teens

The Washington Department of Ecology’s Central Regional office in Yakima plans to hire about 70 teenagers throughout Central Washington this summer as part of the Ecology Youth Corps.

Pot shop owners open for business…despite ban

OLYMPIA - With all the complications that local bans and moratoriums have caused for Washington’s recreational pot market, two state-licensed businessmen have decided to take matters into their own hands.

New Sun Steel GM at home in Sunnyside

On the job for about a month as Sun Steel’s new general manager, Blake Hoskisson has a definite vision for the Sunnyside firm’s future.

An alert for people who use CDs for their IRAs

A recent tax court ruling now limits the frequency of IRA rollovers

Pay attention to the new, tighter restrictions on 60-day IRA rollovers.

How should you respond to higher interest rates?

If the Federal Reserve (Fed) raises short-term interest rates this year, as many financial professionals predict, what will it mean to you?

Social Security office hours expanding

As a result of Congress’ approval of the fiscal year 2015 budget, Social Security will expand its hours nationwide.