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Tuesday, February 19, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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BBB Tip of the Week: BBB sees more phony agency calls

Better Business Bureau is seeing an increasing number of scammers hiding behind fake phone personas to trick consumers. BBB Scam Tracker received more than 500 reports last year about callers claiming to be Medicare representatives. Make sure to protect you and your loved ones as this scam is popping up more frequently.
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Motley Fool: Bank on it – online

The internet revolution has changed everything about the way consumers conduct their financial affairs. One of the pioneers in online banking is Axos Financial.
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Nerd Wallet: Companies flunking retirement planning

Plenty has been written about American workers’ failure to plan adequately for retirement. Their employers seem to be doing an even worse job. Only 1 in 10 large employers offers a formal phased-retirement program that lets workers cut back their hours or responsibilities before they quit work entirely, according to the 2018 Longer Working Careers Survey by professional services consultant Willis Towers Watson. Fewer than 1 in 3 of the companies surveyed offered their employees the option to work part time or switch to a less demanding job, according to the survey, which polled 143 large U.S. companies that employ 2.9 million people.
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Business Beat

Honors Scott Whitaker was awarded Rookie of the Year by franchisor Restoration 1. Whitaker opened his Spokane-based franchise in September 2017. He also joined the company’s Million Dollar Club, honoring franchisees who reported more than $1 million in collected revenues during 2018.
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Week Ahead

Conventions 2019 International Auto Show – Spokane New Car Dealers Association, today, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 7,000 attendees.