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Make the right moves with inherited stocks

John Zezini

When you inherit a sizable amount of stocks, your overall financial picture can change significantly. But to make the most of your inheritance, you need to decide what to do with your new stocks. Should you keep them or sell them? Before you can answer this question, you need to review several factors, including the […]

Comments Off / May 26, 2011 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Investing beyond short-term CDs

Iain Marshall

  Many people depend on certificates of deposit (CDs) to provide extra income. Yet CD rates have been fairly low for a while. In recent months, in fact, one-year CDs were paying about 0.5 percent, two-year CDs topped out at around 1 percent, and five-year CDs paid in the 2 percent to 2. 3 percent range. Those […]

Comments Off / May 05, 2011 | Posted in Business Columns,Cameron Park Life | Read More »

‘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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / February 03, 2011 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »