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We hope that you will be able to join us for our 28th Annual Client Event, which also happens to be our first LIVE virtual event. You will be hearing a timely and relevant message on the economy as we look back on the results of this year's election. As always, we want to convey our sincere thanks for your continued confidence, trust, and loyalty over the years. Please read on to learn about this year's keynote speaker, special musical guest, our charitable commitment, and to register.

Click this link to register: 2020 Client Economic Outlook Registration

We suggest joining approximately 10-15 minutes prior to the start of the event.

Please note: You will be attending the event as a viewer, just as if you went to the movies. So, rest assured, no need to dress up, you can come as you are! We invite you to submit questions prior to the event for consideration during our Q&A portion. Please feel free to e-mail any questions or comments to info@paulried.com.



We are pleased to have Andy Blocker join us this year and provide his insight on the economy and the markets. Andy has been featured on CNBC numerous times and has written various white papers. Please feel free take a look at the following links and learn more about Andy!


Playing for us live from Portland, OR, Jonathan Sherrill will be helping us pass the time until the start of our program and performing a special intermission number! We suggest joining approximately 10-15 minutes prior to the start of the event. Please check out his official website to sample his music: Jonathan Sherrill Music

Guest speakers are not registered or affiliated with Cetera.



Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, countless aspects of our society have been disrupted this year. Plans have been cancelled. Jobs have been lost. Businesses have permanently shut their doors. Loved ones have been lost, but never forgotten. At Paul R. Ried Financial Group, LLC, we are grateful everyday that we have remained in a position to continue to serve you as your retirement consultants and investment managers. And so, we would like to give back to our local community. Our team has chosen to donate to the following four organizations in hopes that we can help put some of these dark days behind us all.

These organizations are ones we have identified as providing critical everyday support and assistance for those affected by COVID-19. Each one is either a tax-exempt nonprofit organization or a fiscally sponsored nonprofit that has a focus on either homelessness or small businesses. We believe they all echo many aspects of Our 9 Point Commitment to you, our clients, with the individuals and families they work with, such as quality of service, education, and building ongoing relationships.

  • Seattle's Union Gospel Mission: Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission provides emergency care and long-term recovery services to hurting and homeless people in the Greater Seattle Area. Services provided include hot meals, safe shelter, and other essentials to provide for a person's basic needs. Their mission "is to bring the love of Jesus and hope for a new life to our homeless neighbors."

  • Babies of Homelessness"Babies of Homelessness is a nonprofit organization that serves as a crisis response team that delivers basics to families with children experiencing homelessness in the Puget Sound region. Access to basic needs is perhaps the single most powerful tool for overcoming homelessness. Yet, families experiencing homelessness face an increasing number of barriers that prevent them from equitably accessing items such as diapers, formula, and food. We’re here to change that."

  • Pike Place Market Small Business Recovery Fund"90% of the 500 businesses in the Market were forced to initially close as a result of the pandemic, resulting in a vast majority of businesses suffering a complete loss of revenue and mounting expenses. A new Pike Place Market Small Business Recovery Fund will provide quick, flexible and critical gap funding to Market small businesses to help bring the Market back to its vibrancy.”

  • CID Restaurants and Other Small Businesses Relief Fund"The Chinatown International District (stretching from 4th Avenue to Rainier Ave. S and Yesler Way to S Charles Street) is the heart of the Asian American Pacific Islander community in the Puget Sound region. The neighborhood is home to over 400 small businesses. This includes 140 restaurants, many of which have suffered a significant loss of revenue since late January when the first COVID-19 case was confirmed in Washington State. [This fund] distributes direct dollars to the small businesses in the CID to help them mitigate the impacts of this pandemic."

For a complete list of our ongoing charitable commitments, please click here.

The charitable entities and/or fundraising opportunities described herein are not endorsed by or affiliated with Cetera Advisor Networks or its affiliates. Our philanthropic interests are personal to us and are not reviewed, sponsored or approved by Cetera.



Click the above "Register Here" button or this link: 2020 Client Economic Outlook Registration

Share our event! Our 28th Annual Client Event is open to family and friends. Please feel free to contact those who may have an interest in attending and share this webpage so they may complete their own registration. Upon completing the registration, everyone will receive an e-mail confirmation with a unique link to attend the event.

To share, copy and paste the following: https://www.paulried.com/2020-client-economic-outlook

Complete the registration to enter our drawing: Five lucky registrants will be the recipients of a lovely floral arrangement - stay tuned in to the end to qualify.

How to Join Our Zoom Event

Our 2020 Client Economic Outlook will include a visual presentation and live music, so joining by computer is highly encouraged. For the best quality and experience, we also suggest attending with the largest screen you have available (e.g. a laptop is better than your smartphone). Please refer to the following instructions for guidance and feel free to reach out to Emily Howarth by phone (425.646.6777 ext. 1624) or e-mail (emilyh@paulried.com) if you need further assistance.

We suggest joining 10-15 minutes prior to the start of the event.

Joining by Computer (Recommended)

  1. Click the link in your confirmation e-mail. ("Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device:")
  2. Your internet browser (e.g. Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari) will open and ask you to launch Zoom.
    • If you do not have Zoom installed, a brief download and installation will occur.
  3. Once Zoom opens, you will be prompted to join with computer audio.
    • All sound will play through your computer speakers. A microphone and/or webcam are not required.
  4. Congratulations, you're in the event!

Joining by Computer with Phone Audio

  1. Click the link in your confirmation e-mail. ("Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device:")
  2. Your internet browser (e.g. Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari) will open and ask you to launch Zoom.
    • If you do not have Zoom installed, a brief download and installation will occur.
  3. Once Zoom opens, you will be prompted to join with computer audio, you may deny this and join by phone.
  4. In your confirmation e-mail, choose a number to call based on your current location. The closer it is to you, the better the sound quality. Here are some popular numbers:
    • Tacoma, WA: 1-253-215-8782
    • San Jose, CA: 1-669-900-6833
    • Houston, TX: 1-346-248-7799
  5. Dial the Webinar ID provided in your confirmation followed by #.
  6. Dial the Password provided in your confirmation followed by #.
  7. Congratulations, you're in the event!

Joining by Phone Only

As a reminder, this event will have a visual presentation, so this method is not recommended.

  1. In your confirmation e-mail, choose a number to call based on your current location. The closer it is to you, the better the sound quality. Here are some popular numbers:
    • Tacoma, WA: 1-253-215-8782
    • San Jose, CA: 1-669-900-6833
    • Houston, TX: 1-346-248-7799
  2. Dial the Webinar ID provided in your confirmation followed by #.
  3. Dial the Password provided in your confirmation followed by #.
  4. Congratulations, you're in the event!

Help from Zoom

Zoom is a very robust program! Aside from the methods above, you may also join on your other devices, such as a tablet or smartphone, with the Zoom application. As previously mentioned, for the best quality and experience, we suggest attending with the largest screen you have available (e.g. a laptop is better than your smartphone). Here are a few links to assist you in getting set up and testing your connection: