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What should you know about establishing a trust?

Iain Marshall

You don’t have to be a CEO or multimillionaire to benefit from a trust. In fact, many people gain advantages from establishing one — so it may be useful to learn something about this common estate-planning tool. Why would you want a trust? For one thing, if you have highly specific wishes on how and when […]

No Comment / July 29, 2015 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

What are your excuses for not investing?

Iain Marshall

We all make excuses. Most of the time, they’re pretty harmless. But you could be hurting yourself if you make excuses for not taking action in some areas — and one of those areas is investing. Not investing, or not investing enough, can have serious consequences. In fact, a lot of people are poorly prepared […]

Comments Off / July 01, 2015 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

EDH man brews liquor industry app

El Dorado Hills native and CPG Data start-up entrepreneur Tracy Neal's company created an app now used nationwide by sales reps in the beer, wine and liquor industry. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

After 17 years working in the beer industry, including six as general manager for MillerCoors in Northern California and Hawaii, El Dorado Hills entrepreneur Tracy Neal understands the inner workings of the beer, wine and spirits business. In 2013 Neal, 43, founded El Dorado Hills software analytics start-up CPG Data LLC, which has created an […]

Comments Off / June 08, 2015 | Posted in Business,News | Read More »

Foothill Ammo stocked and ready to go

Foothill Ammo Inc. owner Chris Puehse, seen here with his girlfriend Jodi Rodgers, recenlty opened Foothill Ammo in Cameron Park. Cameron Park Life photo by Pat Dollins

There aren’t too many ammo stores where you can pull up a chair, munch a cookie and watch a slide show or peruse a magazine while you wait for your partner to buy a box of 9mm Fiocchi target rounds or some Tannerite exploding targets. Foothill Ammo, at 3293 Saratoga Lane in Cameron Park, may be […]

Comments Off / May 28, 2015 | Posted in Business,Cameron Park Life | Read More »

“Step-by-Step” Approach Can Ease Estate-planning Process

Iain Marshall

Like many people, you may enjoy investing. After all, it can be invigorating to put away money for your future, follow the performance of your investments and track the progress you’re making toward your long-term goals, such as a comfortable retirement. However, you might be less excited about doing estate planning, dreading the perceived time, […]

Comments Off / May 28, 2015 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Outlook for today’s investors: Less certainty — but potential opportunities

Iain Marshall

The world of today is vastly different from the one that existed in, say, 1974. Innovations such as the Internet, smartphones, tablets, Facebook, Twitter and so on have made our lives more enjoyable, efficient and productive in many ways, and have vastly improved our access to the world’s knowledge. Yet when it comes to one […]

Comments Off / May 10, 2015 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Get crafty for mom

Carsen House, 5, shows his crafty hands before starting on his next craft project. Cameron Park Life photo by Krysten Kellum

OK, kids don’t try this at home. Dumping gobs of paint on the dining room table is not allowed, nor is slinging the paint wildly about the living room — but you can do both and not get into trouble at the Craft Castle in Cameron Park. In fact, Mom might even say, “Thanks.” Kids […]

Comments Off / May 05, 2015 | Posted in Business,Cameron Park Life | Read More »