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Financial Focus: Financial resolutions for the new year

Iain Marshall

About 45 percent of Americans usually make New Year’s resolutions, according to a survey from the University of Scranton. But the same survey shows that only 8 percent of us actually keep our resolutions. Perhaps this low success rate isn’t such a tragedy when our resolutions involve things like losing a little weight or learning […]

No Comment / December 30, 2013 | Posted in Business Columns,Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Financial focus: Assumptions can be dangerous to investors

John Zezini

Every day of our lives, we make assumptions. We assume that the people we encounter regularly will behave in the manner to which we are accustomed. We assume that if we take care of our cars, they will get us to where we want to go. In fact, we need to make assumptions to bring […]

No Comment / December 15, 2013 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Assumptions can be dangerous to investors

Iain Marshall

Every day of our lives, we make assumptions. We assume that the people we encounter regularly will behave in the manner to which we are accustomed. We assume that if we take care of our cars, they will get us to where we want to go. In fact, we need to make assumptions to bring […]

No Comment / November 25, 2013 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Have you started taking your RMDs?

John Zezini

Throughout your career, you have been working hard to save in one or more retirement accounts. Then, once you retire, you’ll have some new decisions to make. But one choice has already been made for you: the age at which you must start taking withdrawals, or “distributions.” It’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with […]

No Comment / November 14, 2013 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Financial focus: What does the debt ceiling resolution mean to investors?

John Zezini

After plenty of haggling, and a fair amount of political theater, Congress reached a last-minute agreement to raise the debt ceiling and end the partial government shutdown. Most people would agree that a fully functioning government that can pay its bills on time is a positive thing — and it’s certainly good news for investors, […]

No Comment / November 03, 2013 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Don’t get frightened by these scary investment ideas

Iain Marshall

Halloween has just passed. Of course, whether you’re navigating the dark corridors of a “haunted house” or just dealing with the “creepy” characters coming to your door demanding candy, you’re probably not too fearful of the sights of the season. But as you go through life, you’ll want to avoid some things that really are […]

No Comment / October 29, 2013 | Posted in Business Columns,Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Are you on track toward your financial objectives?

John Zezini

It’s been almost two years since turmoil began in the financial markets. And during that time, your own financial picture, along with that of virtually every other investor, has probably changed. Still, you can do a lot to get back on track toward the future you’ve envisioned — and you can start today. What moves […]

No Comment / October 10, 2013 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »