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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 […]

No Comment / 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 […]

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

Polytics elevates the conversation

Infosil Inc. owner Ashish Pandya explains how his company's app Polytics encourages civilized political conversations. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

In the midst of an election year that has created a great divide amongst voters and polarity between the two major parties, El Dorado Hills based software and services company Infosil Inc. has launched a new Chatcast app called Polytics, which allows users to have civilized discussions about political topics ranging from local to state […]

3 Comments / August 24, 2016 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Financial Focus: Investing: a marathon, not a sprint

Iain Marshall

Next week, the 2016 Summer Olympics begin in Rio de Janeiro. One of the most compelling events is the marathon, a 26.2-mile endurance contest with roots dating back to ancient Greece. It may be that we’ve kept our interest in the marathon because it can teach us much about life – and it certainly has […]

Comments Off / August 02, 2016 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

EDH man launches Seals Watch Company

El Dorado Hills resident Michael Seals started Seals Watch Company last year. He designs high-end watches that are shipped around the world. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

El Dorado Hills’ father Michael Seals has found his passion is actually wrapped around his wrist. Using Kickstarter, Seals raised more than $80,000 to start Seals Watch Company and his initial collection has been very well-received. Two of his loves joined forces when Seals’ hobby sketching World War II tanks became the basis for his wrist watch […]

Comments Off / July 27, 2016 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Financial Focus: Don’t keep family in the dark about your plans

Iain Marshall

You might work diligently at building a financial roadmap for your retirement years and a comprehensive estate plan. But you can’t just create these strategies — you also have to communicate them. Specifically, you need to inform your spouse and your grown children what you have in mind for the future — because the more they know, […]

Comments Off / July 05, 2016 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »