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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 […]

No Comment / 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 […]

No Comment / May 05, 2015 | Posted in Business,Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Delicious start-up dishes up honors

Kathy Pastula and Nora Lehman serve up delicious frozen yogurt at Urban Yogurt in Shingle Springs. Cameron Park Life photo by Krysten Kellum

They might call themselves “a couple of retired grandmas,” but there is nothing shy or retiring about the way Kathy Pastula and Nora Lehman have jumped in with four feet to open a frozen yogurt store in Shingle Springs. Urban Yogurt has quickly gained in popularity, becoming the cream of the shops in a corner […]

No Comment / April 29, 2015 | Posted in Business,Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Home Care Assistance helps seniors thrive

Glen Krakow runs Home Care Assistance in El Dorado Hills. The company's mission is to help seniors stay in their homes as they age. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

When El Dorado Hills residents Glen and Monica Krakow considered a move to Texas to live near their aging parents two years ago, friends pleaded with the couple to stay. After all, the Krakows developed deep roots in the area while raising their two grown children and by virtue of owning the Pak Mail in […]

Comments Off / April 05, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Wally’s Pizza Bar has a lot to offer

The three-generation Dreher team invites everyone to check out Wally's Pizza Bar in Cameron Park. From left to right: Carly, Jeremy, Wally and Dan. Cameron Park Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Wally’s Pizza Bar is not just a pizza/arcade/beer joint. It’s a sports bar with 24 70-inch HD TVs, 20 beers on tap, wine and specialty cocktails; it’s a restaurant with gourmet pizza, pasta, salads and a kids’ menu plus an outdoor, covered, heated patio that is toasty and comfortable even on the coldest nights. The pizza bar […]

Comments Off / April 01, 2015 | Posted in Business,Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Time for some financial spring cleaning

Iain Marshall

We’ve just arrived at spring, the time when many people spruce up their homes, yards and other parts of their surroundings. This year, why not extend that practice a little further and give your financial and investment environment a good spring cleaning? Here are a few suggestions for doing just that: Reduce duplication. If you’ve […]

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

Women may face extra challenges in seeking financial security

Iain Marshall

On March 8, we observe International Women’s Day. On this occasion, thousands of events across the world will honor the cultural, political and social achievements of women. Of course, in many countries, women still face significant economic challenges. And even here in the United States, women encounter more obstacles than men in the pursuit of […]

Comments Off / February 25, 2015 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »