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From the Mainspring Wealth Advisors team

Don't Let the Headlines Distract You: Stay The Course

The news these days is hard to ignore. Especially with the impending election, we are inundated with… Read More

Mainspring Turns 7: A Retrospective

Seven years ago, the iPhone 5s was the latest model, Tesla hit a major roadblock and the outlook looked grim, and Mainspring was just getting started… Read More

Employee Stock Options: A Blessing And A Curse?

I was having a socially distant beer with a friend the other day and the conversation drifted toward the topic of kids. … Read More

If 2020 Has Taught Us Anything

As counties began to reopen across the country, we have seen Covid-19 numbers spike at a faster rate than when the pandemic began in early March. … Read More

Unemployment Benefits Fraud: How to Protect Yourself – Submitted by Ed Bradley, CFP®, ChFC®®, 6/02/20

Washington’s unemployment rate skyrocketed to a record 15.4% in April as a result of the economic downturn… Read More

BE LIKE BUFFETT: Coronavirus is scary, but what should investors do? – Submitted by Brian Frederick, CFP®, CIMA®, 3/05/20

We are all hearing a lot of commentary about the spread of the coronavirus… Read More


Since we started our firm in 2013, we at Mainspring have been committed to giving back to our communities. As a group, we have engaged in over 870 hours of community service… Read More

MARCH IS NATIONAL CREDIT EDUCATION MONTH – Submitted by Linda Carleton, Client Services Support, 3/27/19

Many things can impact your credit rating, including the amount of debt you carry, the age of your credit history… Read More

RISK VS. VOLATILITY – Submitted by Brent Soloway, ChFC®, 12/27/18

When discussing investing, one of the most commonly perplexing concepts is the difference between market volatility and market risk… Read More

THE PARADOXICAL ROLE OF EMOTION IN FINANCIAL PLANNING – Submitted by Heather Pearson, Associate Financial Planner, 10/31/18

The connection between money and emotion may be difficult to see however, upon further reflection, it becomes clear the two are inextricably linked.… Read More


Remember the old saying: “Nothing in life is certain except death and taxes”? Although this is a reality many of us don’t want to face, it is inevitable.… Read More

MARINERS – REVERSION TO THE MEAN? – Submitted by Jeremy Taylor, CFP®, ChFC®, 8/21/18

A lot of Seattle sports fans have recently been getting on the Mariners’ bandwagon. It’s been many years since we’ve had a win-loss record as good as we did at the All-Star break.… Read More

SOME TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL FAMILY MEETING – Submitted by Shane Larson, CFP®, 7/31/18

Growing up, my family had this silly tradition of family meetings. Silly to me but important to my parents. We would gather in the living room and discuss frivolous things such as chores or our next family vacation… Read More

ASSESSING SUCCESSFUL PORTFOLIO RETURNS – Submitted by Brent Soloway, ChFC®, 4/25/18

While discussing portfolio performance with clients for the last 28 years, I continue to be fascinated by their views on what’s doing well and what is a “good return” on their investments. During our first meeting… Read More

IT’S NOT ABOUT THE MONEY – Submitted by Heather Pearson, Associate Financial Planner, 4/24/18

What is it about money that can make us feel so vulnerable? People will talk about many other taboo topics before they are ever willing to open up… Read More

“OH BOY, HERE WE GO AGAIN” … OR NOT? – Submitted by Brian Frederick, CFP®, CIMA®, 2/15/18

With the recent market moves down finally giving us the correction that has been long in coming, we are starting to remember the pain from the Financial Crisis or the Great Recession. Even hearing those… Read More

End of 2017 Mainspring Wealth Advisors Update – Submitted by Jeremy Taylor, CFP®, ChFC®, 1/30/18

2017 was another banner year for Mainspring. While it was also one of the calmest market years on record, we have continued to grow our team and our capabilities to help our clients reach and maintain financial independence. A few highlights… Read More

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS? HERE’S TO A GREAT 2018! – Submitted by Brian Frederick, CFP®, CIMA®, 1/10/18

Nearly half of all Americans make a New Year’s resolution. Did you make one? Read More

BEWARE OF HOLIDAY SHOPPING SCAMS – Submitted by Linda Carleton, Client Services Support, 11/22/17

If you are one of the many people shopping online this holiday season, please take note of these reminders to help protect yourself from holiday scams:Read More

THINGS WE CAN BE THANKFUL FOR THIS YEAR – Article provided by Jeremy Taylor, CFP®, ChFC®, 11/15/17

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times. My wife and I each have large extended families, so we get a chance to see over fifty people and eat two gigantic feasts.Read More

FINDING PEACE AFTER THE EXIT FROM YOUR BUSINESS – Article provided by Brent Soloway, ChFC®, 11/01/17

Selling (or gifting) the closely-held business you’ve built over many years, or even decades, is a daunting task. But for many entrepreneurs, the biggest challenge is not finding the right buyer, or selling for the highest price. Rather, it’s the dawning of a “new life” where you are no longer “A Business Owner”.Read More

TRICK OR TREAT! FUN AND HISTORICAL FACTS ABOUT HALLOWEEN – Article provided by Linda Carleton, Client Services Support, 10/30/17

At Mainspring Wealth Advisors, one of our core values is “Fun”. We believe that we make the biggest impact on the lives of our fellow associates as well as our clients when we include fun in our daily lives.Read More

HOW SECURE IS YOUR DATA? – Article provided by Brian Frederick, 9/14/17

The recent Equifax data breach has most Americans thinking about the security of their personal information – well, maybe not the residents of Houston and Florida, but most of us. Read More

MAINSPRING'S 4TH ANNIVERSARY – Article provided by Edward Bradley, 8/10/17

We are excited to be celebrating our 4th anniversary this week. Time sure flies! This has caused us to reflect on where we started, how much has changed, and how much has remained constant. Read More

GROW BY DESIGN, NOT BY DEFAULT – Article provided by Brian Frederick, CFP®, CIMA®, 5/31/17

Mainspring Wealth Advisors was honored to be asked to address more than 3,000 industry professionals at Raymond James' national professional-development conference held in April. A presentation by Jeremy Taylor (CFP®, ChFC®, President, Mainspring Wealth Advisors), Kevin Skogen CFP®, ChFC®, CEO, Mainspring Wealth Advisors) and Brian Frederick (CFP®, CIMA® , Partner, Mainspring Wealth Advisors) focused on the strategies Mainspring employs to generate growth in a purposeful way – by building a company with an identity. Read More

CAROLYN CHRISTOFERSON JOINS THE MAINSPRING TEAM – Article provided by Edward Bradley, 2/27/17

We are excited to share the news that Carolyn Christoferson, a Raymond James financial advisor in Everett, has joined Mainspring Wealth Advisors. Having met Carolyn at a Raymond James conference a few years ago, she identified the Mainspring team as sharing the same level of commitment and dedication to client-centric advice and selected us to enhance the financial planning and investment management services she provides her clients. Read More

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