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Financial focus: Put power of tax deferral to work

John Zezini

As an investor you may sometimes feel frustrated. After all, your portfolio seems to be at the mercy of the financial markets, whose volatility is beyond anyone’s control. Yet you can control the quality of the investments you own and the diversification of those investments to improve your chances of attaining your long-term financial goals. […]

No Comment / February 10, 2012 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Don’t play politics with your investment decisions

Iain Marshall

While the election season heats up, you will hear more and more promises, claims and counter-claims from the candidates. As a citizen, you may or may not enjoy this “political theater,” but as an investor, you might be concerned over all the talk about taxes, Social Security, Medicare and other financial topics. Will you need […]

No Comment / January 31, 2012 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Dale Stanec Jr., DDS, marks 10 years in Cameron Park

Dale III, 9, (seated) and Luis, 7, get a lesson on proper brushing technique from Dad. Dale Stanec Jr., with the help of his wife Elena, operates a successful dental practice in Cameron Park. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Three months out of dental school in 2000, Dale Stanec Jr., DDS, was the first graduate in his class to open a dental practice starting from scratch. “I got to create my own puzzle and do it the way it works for me,” he said. “My practice is very small and low-key.” In his office […]

No Comment / January 30, 2012 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

What does investment landscape look like in 2012?

John Zezini

As an investor, you know that 2011 was a somewhat “choppy” year, with the financial markets going through many ups and downs. So what can you expect in 2012? As baseball Hall of Famer Yogi Berra is quoted as saying: “It’s hard to make predictions — especially about the future.” And these words are certainly […]

No Comment / December 29, 2011 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

What does investment landscape look like in 2012?

As an investor, you know that 2011 was a somewhat “choppy” year, with the financial markets going through many ups and downs. So what can you expect in 2012? As baseball Hall of Famer Yogi Berra is quoted as saying: “It’s hard to make predictions — especially about the future.” And these words are certainly […]

No Comment / December 28, 2011 | Posted in Business Columns,Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Financial focus: Charitable giving helps everyone

John Zezini

To participate in the spirit of the holiday season, you may be thinking of making some charitable gifts. If so, you’ll no doubt enjoy helping a group that does valuable work. But to begin with, it’s important to understand just how necessary your gifts are to the country’s social fabric. Given the effects of the […]

No Comment / December 09, 2011 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Manage your money carefully this holiday season

Iain Marshall

As you know, the holiday season can be joyous, hectic, celebratory — and expensive. And while you certainly enjoy hosting family gatherings and giving presents to your loved ones, you’ll find these things even more pleasurable if they don’t add a lot more weight to your debt load. And that’s why you’ll want to follow […]

No Comment / November 30, 2011 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »