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What was the Highlight of your Summer?

We hope you are enjoying your summer and soaking up the warm days that remain. Here are the highlights of the summer from some of our team! Chelsie: With an almost 1 year old, we had lots of highlights this summer! We took our first big trip as a family, which ended with an awesome…

What Should you do when there’s Market Volatility?

During this time of market volatility, we want to share the things we are doing and some things that you can do to help ease your worries. Rebalancing your portfolio. Volatile times can lead to rebalancing opportunities. Market changes can skew your allocation from its original target. We may rebalance your portfolio by selling positions…

Cybersecurity 101 – 2022 Update

Cybercrime has been on the rise. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center 2021 Annual Report, “The overall number of data compromises (1,862) is up 68 percent over 2020; the new record number of data compromises is 23 percent over the previous all-time high (1,506)”. The risk of identity theft or your personal data being…

Important Ages for Retirement Accounts

If you are over age 72 and have an IRA account, you are probably required to take a distribution (RMD) this year. If you inherited an IRA account, you might be required to take a distribution regardless of age. If this applies to you and we don’t have a planned distribution, we will contact you…

2022 2nd Quarter Investment Commentary

 • Stocks and bonds had a difficult start to 2022, falling together through the first half of the year. Rising interest rates amid an inflation spike was the main catalyst. • The economic backdrop remained uncertain with the U.S. economy contracting in the 1st quarter. Data was mixed but recessions risks increased. • Better…

Welcome, Shawn!

All of us at Leonard Rickey Investment Advisors want to welcome and introduce our newest member of the team, Shawn! Shawn joined us this week and will be in our Richland office after some training in Yakima. She has a diverse background, including working as a pharmacy tech, raising kids, and managing as a high-writing…

Congratulations, Dirk!

We want to congratulate one of our Advisors, Dirk Bernd, who has been a very involved member of his Rotary Club of Yakima Southwest since 2011! He has officially taken on the role as the current Rotary Club President. He’ll be club president from July 1st 2022 until June 30th 2023. He’s shown here with…

Do I Need to Start Making Federal Estimated Income Tax Payments?

If you ask yourself this question, we have a flow chart to help you determine if you need to start making federal estimated income tax payments. Federal estimated income tax payments need to be made quarterly based on that quarter’s earnings. You may be subject to a tax penalty if you don’t pay quarterly. You…

Company News

What was the Highlight of your Summer?

Welcome, Shawn!

Congratulations, Dirk!

Community Involvement: West Valley Dollars for Scholars

New Client Portal Experience

Market Commentary

2022 2nd Quarter Investment Commentary

Market Update: May 2022

2022 1st Quarter Investment Commentary

Market Update: February 25, 2022

2021 4th Quarter Investment Commentary

Retirement Planning

Student Loan Update

Unclaimed Property and Retirement Benefits

Medicare Open Enrollment for 2022 Begins October 15

Taking Advantage of Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans

The Huge Cost of Doing Nothing

Tax Planning

Important Ages for Retirement Accounts

Do I Need to Start Making Federal Estimated Income Tax Payments?

Reminders as you Prepare your 2021 Taxes

Washington State Long Term Care Tax on Pause

2021 1099 Release Information

Cyber Security

Cybersecurity 101 – 2022 Update

Cybersecurity 101

New Changes to Web-Portal Password Requirements

Equifax Data Breach Update: Make a claim today

Cybersecurity 101