Financial Focus.

How do you balance immediate financial needs with long-term strategies to build and conserve wealth? In our regular Financial Focus articles, we provide answers with insights into financial planning, investment management, retirement planning, tax effciency, and income planning.

New Location for First Pacific Financial

First Pacific Team outside their new downtown Vancouver office (move in scheduled for late Summer, early...
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Navigating the New Healthcare Environment

Wondering how to choose a health care plan?  The Affordable Care Act debuted on October 1 of this year, when...
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Inflation Adjustments for Social Security

The Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) for Social Security benefits will increase 1.5% in 2014. COLA began in 1975 in order to...
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Federal Budget Deficit Plummets

The big news over the last week was the U.S. Treasury Office’s release of the federal budget. A trend has...
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Location Optimization: What Does it Mean?

A debate has surfaced in our industry over the last few years on what’s being called “location optimization.” Location optimization,...
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Retirement Planning : Social Security Optimization

Retirement age has finally come for many within the baby boom generation. Whether that be a young boomer retiring early...
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Health Insurance Mandate Pushed Back

One of the more crucial parts of the new healthcare law for 2014 is being pushed back to 2015. Employers...
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Investments and Cash Reserves – Cash and CDs: Part 2

In our previous Cash and CDs post, we discussed the reality and perception of the yield on cash and CDs....
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The Path of the Poverty Rate

This encouraging video illustrates the change in the international poverty rate between 1990 and 2010. As you can see, worldwide...
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Measuring the Value of a Financial Planner

In a study by Morningstar released last year, the value of “making smart financial planning decisions” was quantified. By diligently...
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