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Organizing your records l Insightful Investing

Staying organized and paying attention to details can make you money. I have written on this subject before. This column is going to deal with organizing your financial records. It takes a certain amount of time and effort to get and stay organized....


Several helpful steps l Insightful Investing

How much do I need to save for retirement? I am asked this question often, right after the number one question, which is, “What is the stock market going to do?” To the latter question, I have no idea, but if I had to guess, I would say that it...


Letters to the Editor: It's political season!

I support Gregerson Our mayor, Jennifer Gregerson, is running for the Snohomish County Council seat District 2, vacated by Brian Sullivan, who was another of this City’s best mayors. In the past few months, she has held her head high in the face... Full story


Candidates talk waterfront parking lot, Paine Field

The primary election will be here before you know it, and we’re here to bring you City Council candidates’ thoughts on various issues relating to Mukilteo. Here in Mukilteo, there are four City Co... Full story


A different perspective l Council Corner

I have delayed writing this letter because I believe that whatever we pay attention to gets bigger. But the issues discussed below have become larger anyhow, and it seemed time to present a different perspective on the concerns involving authorizatio...


Letters to the Editor

The silence Editor's Note: According to the Frognal developers and Snohomish County, the permits are up to date for what work they've done at the site. Read "Logging at Frognal property again an issue." For days, a group of citizens... Full story


There’s a time and place for Thin Mints l Chuck's World

A friend on Facebook posted something funny the other day. I say friend; this is an acquaintance, really. But she seems friendly. The post wasn’t actually funny. That was the intent, though, so...


Technology has narrowed the gap l Insightful Investing

I just returned from a trip to Europe. I flew coach. I had extra legroom, but an extremely small table. It was so small I was not able to put my laptop on it. I ended up watching five movies on a tiny screen about the size of a ham sandwich, and I... Full story


What’s your plan? l Insightful Investing

Market volatility seems like a bad thing. The news networks have a way of creating programming that keeps you watching. Fear is one of the strongest emotions in human beings. And the media has a way of playing to our basic fears. It takes a clear...


Who will be going to D.C.?

In addition to sending nearby residents to Olympia to serve in the state Legislature, Mukilteo voters will have the opportunity to vote on who will serve in the House of Representatives representing...


Here are five things I look for when picking a stock l Insightful Investing

Every day at 2 p.m. on CNBC is a show called “Fast Money.” Right after that is Jim Cramer and “Mad Money.” Maybe once or twice a year I watch these shows. They are entertaining. I really like Karen Fineman. I like her financial investing...


Seeing the tree, not the forest l Chuck's World

I’ve made this mistake many times. I continue to make it. The benefits of aging, which are underappreciated in my opinion and mostly center around still being alive, come bundled with hidden dangers. Experience and education are tools that grow...


Letters: EMS, Liias and SB 6617

Vote “no” on EMS In the last issue of the Beacon a column was published, Fire Sirens, titled, "How the levy would help EMS" in which a statement was made that will not be understood by many and should be clarified. The column states that...


Mukilteo teachers set deadline for potential strike

The Mukilteo Education Association has given its bargaining team the authority to call a strike if no agreement is made with the Mukilteo School District regarding an increase in salaries. MEA...


Time sure flies, doesn’t it? l Editor's Note

Well, it’s official. It’s been half a year since I started here at the Beacon. This past Monday, April 9, was the six-month anniversary of my first day on the job as the editor of this newspaper....


City mulls pedestrian access for waterfront

With the ferry terminal project underway, questions of public safety near the waterfront that have come up time and again by the city as well as the citizens of Mukilteo are back on the front burner.... Full story


Lessons from the 2017 election l Guest View

A heartfelt “thank you” to the more than 3,100 friends and neighbors who voted for the message of fiscal responsibility during my candidacy for Mukilteo City Council in November. I believe it’s an important message in this difficult financial...


2017 year in review: July-December

July: Taylor-made to serve her community As a girl growing up in Oklahoma, Pam Taylor took to heart the value of lending a helping hand. “As a teenager, I would mow grass for people just as a service, and I loved doing it,” she said. “My reward... Full story


Looking forward to 2018 l Council Corner

As we approach 2018 I have been asked many times, "Are you nervous, excited or are you left wondering what you got yourself into?" I always say yes to the first two. The truth is - I am excite...


2017 year in review: January-June

January: Everything’s coming up Kang “This boy is going to be a chief someday.” That’s what former Mukilteo Police Chief Mike Murphy said to himself 13 years ago upon hiring Cheol Kang as a patrol officer. “In my mind, there was never a...


Mayor's salary a hot topic at council meeting

What started as a fairly typical Mukilteo City Council meeting turned testy Monday with a proposal to immediately slash the mayor’s salary and make the position part time. Councilmember Scott... Full story


Kamiak rallies to beat Cascade in key Wesco 4A game

A walk-off bunt by Kamiak’s Maddie Hanses helped score the tying and winning runs against Cascade in a key Wesco 4A softball game. The Knights trailed 7-6 with runners on second and third with no outs in the bottom of the seventh. Leadoff hitter... Full story


When truth sits in the wrong seat | Chuck's World

A friend and I used to hit the road every summer. The first trip was spontaneous and then routine snuck into the backseat, so warm weather would arrive and our thoughts turned to the highway. I sometimes refer to these as camping trips, although the...


With interest rates low, invest to stand test of time, inflation

What can income oriented investors do in this low interest rate environment? It is my opinion that investors seeking income should consider investments that have the potential to combat the effects of time and inflation. Consider that in order to...


The Pursuit of Happiness

In the interests of full disclosure and transparency, both of which I take very seriously most of the time, it should be noted that the publisher of this newspaper owns a T-shirt that I covet....


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