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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 […]

No Comment / February 25, 2015 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Nothing but the best for Café C

Café C chef Yvan Chalaye puts the edge on his mac and cheese brulée. The French chef said he likes to mix things up, try new recipes and change sauces when updating his menu. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Café C chef and owner Yvan Chalaye is more than comfortable in his new kitchen; it’s as though he’s been there for years though the new restaurant beneath the Regal Theater opened Feb. 2. Chalaye checks the oven, flips seasoned beef in a pan, then turns to sip on a pilsner and easily chat  as an […]

No Comment / February 08, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

What does 2015 hold in store for investors?

Iain Marshall

If you’re an investor, you probably had a pretty good year in 2014. But what’s in store for 2015? It’s essentially impossible to make precise predictions about the performance of the financial markets — but it is possible to identify those economic conditions and market forces that may help shape outcomes in the investment world […]

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

America’s Mattress promotes good sleep

All materials are American-made at America's Mattress in El Dorado Hills. Employee Brooke Pettigrew, owner Bridgett Hartshorn and Michael Nunes promise the best prices and customer care. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

“Everyone dreads mattress shopping, but if we do it right we can have seven to 10 years of better sleep,” said the owner of the America’s Mattress franchise in El Dorado Hills, which opened during the holidays. Owners Paul and Bridgett Hartshorn also own Affordable Furniture and Blinds in Placerville and hope to see the success […]

Comments Off / January 12, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Seek to balance ‘risk tolerance’ and ‘required risk’

Iain Marshall

Like everyone else, you have financial goals. To help achieve these goals, you may need to invest — and when you invest, you’ll need to take on some risk. But the more you understand this risk, and the better you are at managing it, the greater your potential for staying invested for the long term. […]

Comments Off / December 31, 2014 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Nugget Markets gives Cameron Park store a lift

Food 4 Less in Cameron Park has gotten a makeover and is now Fork Lift by Nugget. Village Life photos by Krysten Kellum

Cameron Park Food 4 Less shoppers have seen their local grocery store transform before their eyes over the last several months and earlier this week Nugget Markets unveiled the store’s new name — Fork Lift — and kicked off a week-long celebration. “It’s really a hybrid of Food 4 Less and Nugget,” said assistant store director […]

Comments Off / December 03, 2014 | Posted in Business,Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Check out this year-end financial checklist

As 2014 draws to a close, you may want to look back on the progress you’ve made this past year in various areas of your life — and that certainly includes progress toward your financial goals. At the same time, you may want to make some end-of-year moves that can close out 2014 on a […]

Comments Off / November 25, 2014 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »