21 Questions: What to ask an investment advisor

  • Written by JEFF OTIS

While most investors want to avoid advisers with hidden fees and conflicts of interest, I’ve learned very few know how to actually uncover them. After nearly a decade in the wealth management business, I’ve learned the questions to ask if you are looking for straight answers. This list of questions for your investment adviser can help give you clarity and an even deeper level of confidence of who to work with.

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Older men and women make up a disproportionate number of the homeless population

  • Written by Dan Aznoff

David Johns Bowling, deputy executive director of Congregations for the Homeless in Bellevue, said men over 55 are “the most noticeable” group of newly homeless individuals served by the non-profit organization.

Bowling explained, “A disproportionate number of elderly gentlemen have come through our doors for help because they have gone through divorce or the death of their spouse.”
Some men, he said, come to the shelter after the death of their own parent. Medicare can take care of the majority of medical bills for seniors, but a growing number of older men are being abandoned onto the streets by their own grown children.

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Woodinville Garden Club presents a garden for the entire family

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Summer has been with us for weeks now, and we are all ready for a cool break. The Woodinville Garden Club’s 16th annual Tour of Gardens is a great excuse to postpone your hand watering and enjoy the efforts of five gardeners who have opened their properties to benefit our scholarship and civic beautification projects. Take a break and join us this Saturday, July 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., followed by a reception at Molbak’s in downtown Woodinville. Tickets are $20, available at Molbak’s, Boxhill Farm, Wells Medina, and online at

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Woodinville horse show for charity to benefit horse-assisted therapy

  • Written by Emily Hamann

For people with disabilities, riding a horse can have a major impact on their quality of life.

“I think that a lot of people would agree that the bond between humans and animals is very special,” said Jenny Metz, the events manager at Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center, a nonprofit in Redmond that offers horse-assisted therapy.
Riding horses builds confidence as well as muscle strength. Some patients at Little Bit even learn to walk by riding horses.

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