For many people, the first step to buying a home is saving up for their down payment. It can feel like a difficult goal when you first start saving, even if you don’t plan on buying for years. But there are a few things you can do to help speed up the process. Here are a few tips to help you start saving for your new home.
By Joy Geerkens NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY 1. It is far more accessible and necessary than you may realize. Anyone, at any age, is eligible to have a personal banker. It’s always wise to begin tracking the trajectory of your spending habits and savings, especially if you have goals in mind for the future, such as […]
By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY “I’m the busiest retired guy you’ll ever meet,” said John Chen, CEO of Geoteaming. He quit his Microsoft job at age 32 and almost two decades later, he is loving retirement. “I always knew I was supposed to do something, I just didn’t know what it was,” said Chen. […]
By Jessica Kai Curry Northwest Asian Weekly In variable economic times, one thing people want to be sure of is their money. Carol Kobuke Nelson, Pacific Region Sales Executive and Seattle Market President of KeyBank, makes sure that when her clients need a human touch, KeyBank delivers. It’s different from the traditional idea of banking […]
By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Who doesn’t love that new car smell? That shiny, unscathed, gleaming new toy in the garage… There is more than one way to get into a new car. But which is better? Some will say cash is the only way to go. Most others need to decide between leasing […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly It is a seller’s market in the city of Seattle, meaning that the housing market is great for those wishing to sell their home. If you are buying, the market to purchase a home will be competitive. Overall, bargains in Seattle are scarce, but there are ways to maximize […]
By Carolyn Bick NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Upon her return from Vancouver, B.C., Patricia Rials was shocked at how much money she had unintentionally spent. Like so many other travelers before her, Rials found herself facing the unexpected burden of transaction fees. “I was just surprised, because I wasn’t aware what these fees were, and they […]
By Joshua Holland NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Pulling yourself up by your bootstraps is harder than it used to be. Securing a job without a degree or applicable employment experience requires knowing the ins and outs of specific industries. For many, this can be an overwhelming and defeating experience that leads to being locked out of […]