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Maxed out on your IRA and 401(K)? What’s the next step?

If you are contributing the maximum amount to your 401(k) or other employer-sponsored retirement plan each year, that’s good. And if you’re also “maxing out” on your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) annually, that’s even better. But what then? If you’re already fully funding your 401(k) and IRA, can you put away even more for retirement? […]

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Billingsley’s bullets: What happens to trust when you divorce?

Trust revolves around the notion that you have confidence in the integrity of someone or some idea or even something. Trusting someone also implies that you believe them, you can count on them, and you are willing to gamble with your belief in them. When you agree to marry someone, you are saying to yourself […]

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Thunder volleyball sweeps Oak Ridge

Oak Ridge's Michael Montejano is shown scoring a kill against Union Mine in a recent match. Village Life file photo by Pat Dollins

A young Oak Ridge High volleyball team fell to visiting Rocklin 25-19, 25-9, 26-24 in volleyball action Thursday night in El Dorado Hills. “We’re still getting used to each others tendencies, and the team chemistry will come with time,” junior Michael Montejano said after the Trojans showed glimpses of greatness but inconsistency in the three-set […]

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Trojans swim past Ponderosa

SHINGLE SPRINGS — The Oak Ridge high swim team posted dual varsity Delta River league victories over host Ponderosa last week, its boys toppling the Bruins 111-59 while the Trojan girls won 114-55. Of the 11 timed events, the Oak Ridge boys won eight including all three relays while Ponderosa took first in three races. […]

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Trojan track teams perform well

The Oak Ridge track and field teams are off to good start this season. Several athletes at the March 3 Sacramento State High School Classic Invite and March 10 Gilbert/King Invite earned medals. The only team scores came from the Gilbert/King Gilbert. The varsity girls were second with 84 points; varsity boys sixth with 28 […]

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Yellowjackets’ sting Oak Ridge with season-ending setback

BERKELEY — Rachel Howard scored 14 points and Berkeley’s scoring all came from its starters to turn back visiting Oak Ridge 49-38 last Tuesday in a CIF NorCal semifinal girls basketball playoff game. The Trojans sent the host Yellowjackets to the foul line 20 times in the fourth quarter in an attempt to extend the […]

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El Dorado Hills’ Brandon Claiborne wins gold in Jr. High TOC

El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club grappler Brandon Caliborne puts Alta Vista's Justin Duram to the mat in Saturday's semifinal match. Courtesy photo

LOOMIS — Brandon Claiborne, 13, a member of the El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club, won the 135-pound weight class in the 44th annual Northern California Junior High Tournament of Champions Saturday. Claiborne, who took third last year as a seventh-grader in his third year of wrestling, breezed with a technical fall in his opening match […]

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