Sponsor spotlight: Scotty’s Food Truck at Five Corners Thursday-Saturday

As the days get warmer, you may be considering a dinner beach picnic or takeout on the deck.  Scotty’s Food Truck makes it easy, serving freshly prepared seafood in Edmonds’ Five Corners neighborhood Thursday-Saturday this week. Fish and chips are perfect picnic food. Or try the flavorful Blackened Salmon Caesar Salad or jumbo shrimp tacos. Call…

Sponsor spotlight: Tax implications for those using digital payment tools

A recent tax law change by this edition of Congress now requires transaction reporting to the IRS for anyone receiving more than $600 in payments through digital payment tools like PayPal, Venmo and CashApp. It also impacts anyone using transaction platforms to buy or sell tickets for sporting events and concerts. Here is what you need…

Announcing our new sponsor, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of North Sound

Welcome to our new sponsor, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of North Sound. The company specializes in transforming outdoor spaces with high-quality, low-voltage architectural and landscape lighting. For over 20 years, professional designers at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives have been working one-on-one with clients to create lighting designs that perfectly fit their needs, preferences and budget. From breathtaking…

Sponsor spotlight: Edmonds Loves Summer

If you’ve spent time in Edmonds during the summer months, you’ve experienced the vibrant energy of our town under consistent sun rays: Lots of slow-rolling, topless vehicles; more bicycles whizzing by; walkers wearing shorts with happily panting pups (don’t worry—we have treat stops and water bowls all around town); and boats aplenty. During a downtown…

Sponsor spotlight: Money management tips for couples

Couples consistently report finances as the leading cause of stress in their relationship. Here are a few tips to avoid conflict with your long-term partner or spouse. Be transparent. Be honest with each other about your financial status. As you enter a committed relationship, each partner should learn about the status of the other person’s debts,…

Sponsor spotlight: Homeownership benefits our community

After years of decline, homeownership is gaining momentum across the country. According to the latest data from the Census Bureau’s Housing Vacancy Survey the U.S. homeownership rate is 65%. Homeownership endures as the foundation of the American dream, and that’s why the home building industry is celebrating National Homeownership Month in June. Home ownership builds…

Sponsor spotlight: Scotty’s Food Truck special this week — Fresh Oyster Po Boy wrap

Why cook? Scotty’s Food Truck is serving up amazing seafood in Edmonds’ Five Corners neighborhood Thursday-Saturday this week. Try their festival favorite, Blackened Salmon Caesar Salad, or this week’s special: Fresh Oyster Po Boy wrap (served open faced) with fresh fried Pacific oysters. It’s served on a warm pita with Scotty’s special tartar sauce, lettuce and tomato —…

Sponsor spotlight: Make your child’s summer break a tax break

As a busy working parent, you may be on the lookout for activities that are available for your kids this summer. There may be a solution that’s also a tax break: Summer camp! Using the Child and Dependent Care Credit, you can be reimbursed for part of the cost of enrolling your child in a…

Sponsor spotlight: Busy weekend ahead? Scotty’s Food Truck in Edmonds ready to serve you

With high school and college graduations, the Edmonds Arts Festival and Father’s Day and Juneteenth celebrations, it’s a busy weekend ahead for many. Scotty’s Food Truck will be in Edmonds at the Five Corners Calvary Chapel parking lot Thursday-Saturday this week, ready to serve up their famous Blackened Salmon Caesar Salad, fish and chips or other menu…

Sponsor spotlight: Hustling for extra Income? Don’t forget your taxes

From supplementing their current income to replacing income that was lost because of layoffs, the pandemic or other reasons, many people have started side hustles over the past two years to help make ends meet. If you currently have a side hustle, don’t forget about the tax implications from earning extra money. Here are several…

Sponsor spotlight: Home remodeling boom continues post-pandemic  

With increased home values, a growing number of homeowners are flush with home equity and are eager to reinvest in home improvements. COVID-19 sparked a demand for remodeling projects (e.g., home offices, gyms and outdoor living spaces) and those trends have continued even as the pandemic subsides. “Extended time at home meant home owners focused…

Help wanted: Edmonds law firm seeks office assistant

OFFICE ASSISTANT This is an exciting full-time opportunity for someone who would like to join the team of a successful solo law practice in downtown Edmonds. We work exclusively with estate planning and estate administration clients. Prior legal experience is not required. However, estate planning or estate administration experience is a plus. The candidate must…

Sponsor spotlight: Start your tax planning now

Keeping your taxes as low as possible requires paying attention to your financial situation throughout the year. Here are some tips for getting a head start on tax planning for your 2022 return: – Check your paycheck withholdings. Now is a good time to check your tax withholdings to make sure you haven’t been paying too…

Sponsor spotlight: Heather Krause on 2022 Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisor list for second year in a row

Heather Krause, senior vice president-financial advisor and senior portfolio manager-portfolio focus group of the Krause & Thorpe Wealth Management Team, has been awarded the Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisor for the second year in a row. Heather’s commitment to her clients and fiduciary responsibility has earned her the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF) designation—a professional certification that is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)….

Sponsor spotlight: Irons Brothers among top customer service leaders in residential construction industry

Irons Brothers Construction recently received a 2022 Guildmaster Award from GuildQuality for demonstrating exceptional customer service within the residential construction industry. Since 2005, GuildQuality, a third-party customer satisfaction surveying company, has powered the Guildmaster Award to recognize and celebrate home building, remodeling and contracting professionals demonstrating the highest level of customer service within the U.S….

Sponsor spotlight: Hand Shucked Clams the special at Scotty’s Food Truck this week

Scotty’s Food Truck will be in Edmonds at Five Corners Calvary Chapel on Thursday, Friday and Saturday this week. The featured special is Hand Shucked Clam Strips, served with chips and spicy coleslaw. Of course Scotty’s will also be serving their famous Blackened Salmon Caesar Salad. Call ahead to avoid the wait: 206-795-1615 Five Corners in Edmonds…

Sponsor spotlight: Summer jobs and taxes

Now is the time to prepare for the not-so-pleasant part of having a summer job – paying taxes! Here’s what you can expect depending on what type of job you have this summer. The employee. A job at a retail store or restaurant generates earned income that is subject to payroll and income taxes. Paying…

Sponsor spotlight: Vacation costs that sneak up on you

Going on vacation is a time to get away, relax and enjoy new experiences. But if you don’t pay close attention, extra costs can sneak up on you like tiny money-stealing ninjas. Here are eight sneaky vacation costs. Covert airfare increases. Airline pricing algorithms are programmed to store your browsing history to see if you’ve been…

Sponsor spotlight: Irons Brothers Construction builds wheelchair ramp for woman in need

Irons Brothers Construction President Joseph Irons and his team of employees and skilled volunteers this weekend are building their 16th free wheelchair access ramp, part of the Master Builders Association of King & Snohomish Counties (MBAKS) philanthropic Rampathon program, now in its 29th year. This year’s ramp recipient, Laurel, has contracted a rare disease that has…