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Get Your 401(k) Plan on Track

Get Your 401(k) Plan on Track

For many people, their 401(k) plan represents their most significant retirement savings vehicle. Thus, to make sure you have sufficient funds for retirement, you need to get your 401(k) plan on track. To do so, consider these tips: Increase your contribution rate. Strive for total contributions from you and your employer of approximately 10% to… Continue Reading

Security Cameras in Church

Security Cameras in Church

Society has been accustomed to seeing cameras mounted in public places on a daily basis. This includes grocery stores, banks, and even your place of worship. Even if your church currently uses cameras as part of your existing security program, it may be time to revisit the plan as a whole. The technology behind the… Continue Reading

The Impact of Depression in the Workplace

The Impact of Depression in the Workplace

Depression is a common medical illness that affects nearly one in 10 Americans each year. Unfortunately, half of employees affected by major depression are not diagnosed and usually go untreated, according to the Partnership for Workplace Mental Health. The good news is that treatment works: 80 percent of people with depression improve significantly with appropriate… Continue Reading

5 Building Usage Practices to Implement Now

5 Building Usage Practices to Implement Now

Hospitality vs. liability – that’s the dilemma churches face when deciding whether or not to share their space with wedding parties and outside groups. Before you roll out the welcome mat, put up-to-date safeguards in place to protect your place of worship from liability and safety issues. First, assemble a go-to approvals team with key… Continue Reading

ALMEA – 10th annual golf event

ALMEA – 10th annual golf event

ALMEA, through one of its merged companies named A.L. Insurance Group, Inc., held their 10th annual golf event on Friday, September 16, 2016. The scramble golf tournament was held at Camas Meadows Golf Course in Camas, WA. The event is known locally as the JB Memorial Golf Tournament. ‘JB’ represents the initials for Jerry Boatright,… Continue Reading

Tax Issues of Bartering

Tax Issues of Bartering

“I’ll do your family’s dental work for free if you build a deck onto my house.” If you’re in the construction industry, you’ve probably received an offer like this or made a similar offer to someone else in a different line of business. It’s a modern variation of the age-old practice of barter. What makes… Continue Reading

How Much Life Insurance Do You Need?

How Much Life Insurance Do You Need?

While health insurance has dominated the headlines for the past several years, there’s an ongoing problem that is largely unnoticed by the press: millions of Americans don’t have enough life insurance. The result is often painful: in­adequate life insurance coverage often means drastic changes in beneficiaries’ standard of living. Rules of thumb exist that say… Continue Reading