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Financial focus: Investment tips for millennials

Suzy O'Neal

If you are a millennial — a member of the age cohort born anywhere from the early 1980s to the late 1990s — then you’re still in the early chapters of your career, so it may be a stretch for you to envision the end of it. But since you do have so many years until you […]

No Comment / January 03, 2017 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

New Folsom bookstore fuses food and literature

This Barnes & Noble test store in Folsom features a cafe where shoppers can grab lunch and/or a drink in the middle of the bookstore. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — The nation’s largest retail bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products opened a new store in Folsom at the Palladio at Broadstone shopping center on Dec. 13. The new location combines a best-in-class bookstore with a new restaurant concept, the Barnes & Noble Kitchen, featuring a flavorful, shareable […]

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Financial Focus: Time for a year-end investment review

Iain Marshall

With the holiday season upon us, you may well be busier than usual. However, by spending a few minutes reviewing your investment scenario of this past year, you can see where you’ve been, where you might be going and what you need to do to keep moving forward toward your long-term financial goals. So, as […]

Comments Off / December 06, 2016 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Financial Focus: Everyone benefits when you make charitable gifts

Iain Marshall

Now that we are in the heart of the holiday season, you may be thinking about ways you can put your money where your heart is. Specifically, you might be pondering which groups you should support with charitable gifts. And as long as you choose groups that meet the right criteria, your generosity can also […]

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Financial Focus: Guard against identity theft and protect your finances

Iain Marshall

In 2015 alone more than 13 million Americans were victimized by identity theft, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. What can you do to guard your identity and protect yourself from potential financial losses? Here are some ideas to consider: Review your statements. Closely review the monthly statements from your checking and other financial […]

Comments Off / October 04, 2016 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Look no further for ‘lush,’ healthy skin

Patricia Goldberg-Morse, left, and Beth Martinez opened Lush in July. The El Dorado Hills spa offers facials, massages and more. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Estheticians and best friends Patricia Goldberg-Morse and Beth Martinez have teamed up to open Lush Skin & Body next to the Purple Place. The day spa offers skin and body care, including facials, waxing and massage. Goldberg-Morse has 26 years of experience in skin care and has lived in El Dorado Hills for 11 years. […]

Comments Off / September 07, 2016 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Financial Focus: Vote for smart investment moves

The presidential election is little more than a month away. Like all elections, this one has generated considerable interest, and, as a citizen, you may well be following it closely. But as an investor, how much should you be concerned about the outcome? Probably not as much as you might think. Historically, the financial markets […]

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