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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Financial Focus: Give your children the gift of (financial) knowledge

It’s almost Father’s Day. If you’re a dad with young children, you can expect some nice homemade cards and maybe even a baseball cap. But, of course, your greatest reward is spending time with your kids and watching them grow. In return, you can give them a gift – the gift of knowledge. Specifically, in […]

Comments Off / June 03, 2016 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

California Stage premieres new play by Leslie Lewinter-Suskind

Marion Jeffery plays Susan in California Stage's premiere of Leslie Lewinter-Suskind's "A Revolutionary Mind," opening June 17. Photo by Barry Wisdom

From acclaimed author of last season’s smash hit “Italian Opera” Leslie Lewinter-Suskind comes something completely different. Running June 17 through July 17, California Stage Theatre Company will premiere her new play, “A Revolutionary Mind” under the direction of Ray Tatar, producing artistic director. “A Revolutionary Mind” follows rabid activist turned housewife Susan down the rabbit hole when her daughter, […]

Comments Off / May 28, 2016 | Posted in Business Columns,Entertainment | Read More »

Financial Focus: What can golf teach you about retirement planning?

Iain Marshall

If you’re a golfer, you know the joys (and occasional frustrations) of the game. But you might not realize that some of the lessons you learn on the links can carry over to other areas of your life – such as retirement planning. So whether you’re already retired or are planning to retire in the […]

Comments Off / May 01, 2016 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »