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‘Munis’ can still work for you — even in tough times

Iain Marshall

No matter where you live, the chances are good that a state or local government near you may be having some difficulty in balancing its budget. As a citizen, you’re probably concerned about how this situation will affect your life and your community. But as an investor, you may also wonder how this might affect […]

No Comment / May 03, 2011 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Diner in disguise: Very special sushi

Popular opinion said most sushi restaurants draw mainly under-35 scenesters but that’s really not the case anymore. It may have been true in the ’90s but enjoying sushi is really a multi-generational thing nowadays. When we enter Twins Sushi at around noon we discover that only two tables were full, aside from us. The place […]

No Comment / April 27, 2011 | Posted in Business Columns,Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Mortgage decisions can make a difference in achieving financial goals

Iain Marshall

If you’re purchasing a new home or refinancing your existing one, you’ve got some mortgage-related decisions to consider. And since your mortgage may well be the biggest financial transaction you ever make — and one that can affect your long-term financial goals, such as retirement — you’ll want to weigh your options carefully. What types […]

No Comment / March 08, 2011 | Posted in Business Columns,Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Looking for income? Consider premium bonds

Iain Marshall

As an investor, you want your money to grow so that you can achieve your important goals, such as a comfortable retirement or college for your children.  But you may also invest to increase your cash flow. In fact, without a strong cash flow, you may be forced to dip into your growth-oriented investments to […]

No Comment / February 14, 2011 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Tax deadline extended!

Brad L'Engle

By Brad L’Engle There’s great news for last minute tax filers! You’ll have a few extra days to file your taxes this year thanks to a little known Washington, D.C., holiday called Emancipation Day, which celebrates the freeing of slaves in the district. Though Emancipation Day actually falls on Saturday, April 16, it will be […]

No Comment / February 03, 2011 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

How will new tax laws affect you?

Iain Marshall

Now that the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 is law, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with how this new legislation affects you — both as a wage earner and an investor. Consider these key parts of the new tax laws: Income tax rates remain the same. Under previous legislation, […]

No Comment / January 07, 2011 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Protecting your credit during a divorce

Brad L’Engle, senior mortgage consultant with Comstock Mortgage

By Brad L’Engle When a marriage ends in divorce, the lives of those involved are changed forever. During this time of upheaval, one thing that shouldn’t have to change is the credit status you’ve worked so hard to achieve. Unfortunately, for many, the experience is the exact opposite. Unfulfilled promises to pay bills, maxing out […]

No Comment / January 06, 2011 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »