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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 »

Financial focus: Three keys to estate planning

Iain Marshall

When people hear the words “estate planning,” they often assume it’s an activity only for retirees or near-retirees. But if you have a family, it’s never too soon to create your estate plan. Of course, estate planning can seem like a daunting task. But you’ll find it easier to handle if you break it down […]

No Comment / December 08, 2010 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Financial focus: Still time for year-end financial moves

Iain Marshall

The holiday season is always a busy time of year, so you’re probably pretty busy. But it is important to take some time now to evaluate year-end financial moves that may be beneficial in preparing for your financial future. Which year-end moves should you consider? You will want to talk to your financial advisor and […]

No Comment / November 16, 2010 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Financial focus: Think twice before joining the Gold Rush

Iain Marshall

In recent months, you may have heard a lot about investing in gold. But is gold the right choice for you? Actually, many factors are involved in this investment decision and you’ll want to consider these factors before you invest. Of course, the lure of gold is undeniable. Throughout history, gold has been perceived as […]

No Comment / October 27, 2010 | Posted in Business Columns,Cameron Park Life | Read More »