Should I Complete the FAFSA?

Each year in October the window opens to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the following school year.  Although you have until June 30th to complete your application, filing your FAFSA as close to October 1st as possible can improve your...

Does Your Advisor Really Have Your Best Interests at Heart?

Since the late 1990s, the Internet has enabled broad access to investment information. This, coupled with the rise of discount brokers, has provided cost-effective ways for anyone with a computer to play in the stock market. Companies like Schwab and eTrade have reduced trading fees...

What Women Should Look for in an Advisor

Women’s financial power today is higher than it has ever been before, with estimates that women control 32% of the world’s wealth. That’s an amazing statistic considering that before 1974, women in the United States couldn’t get a credit card in their name if they...

Washington Cares Payroll Tax Opt-Out Is Now Open

UPDATE as of 01.11.22 In mid-December Governor Jay Inslee announced he is temporarily halting the collection of the new Washington Cares Fund payroll tax while the state Legislature works to overhaul the legislation. Subsequently, the Governor clarified his remarks stating that he does not have...

Coldstream and Rosenbaum Financial Merge

SEATTLE – September 22, 2021 — We are thrilled to announce today the merger of Coldstream Wealth Management and Rosenbaum Financial, reinforcing our leadership in the Pacific Northwest! Read the complete press release here. 

Sending Your Child Off to College: A Financial Checklist

Starting college is a big life transition for both students and their parents. While your student may be focused on orientation and choosing courses, there are some important financial considerations that accompany this change as well. Some are administrative items for you to consider, such...