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Togs for Dogs has everything a pet could dream of

At Togs for Dogs and Cats too! Dina and Eddie Alexander offer quality pet products at discount prices. The club also features a state-of-the-art dog park where Fido can run free and make friends. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Leaving the house can pull on your heart-strings when your dog wistfully looks up with those irresistible eyes that beg, “Please ….” Now you can have “mommy & me time” with your pooch at El Dorado Hills’ newest pet club — Togs for Dogs and Cats Too! “This is not just a place where people […]

No Comment / May 17, 2012 | Posted in Business | Read More »

529 plan can help with college funding and estate-planning considerations

John Zezini

Now that another school year is drawing to a close, your young children are a step closer to the day when they’ll be heading off to college. Of course, as you’re probably aware, higher education doesn’t come cheap — and the costs seem to continuously climb. You can help your children — or even your […]

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

This Mother’s Day, think of lifetime financial moves to help kids

Iain Marshall

If you’re a mother, you’ll probably get some nice cards and flowers on Mother’s Day. But of course, your greatest gifts are your children themselves. And since you want to see them happy and financially secure, perhaps you can use this Mother’s Day as an opportunity to consider ways to help your children at various […]

No Comment / April 26, 2012 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Financial focus: What should you do with a 401(k) when leaving a job?

John Zezini

In the past, many people stayed at one job, or at least one company, for almost their entire working lives. When they retired, they could typically count on a pension, the value of which was based on their years of service and earnings. But today, workers can expect to hold several different jobs in their […]

No Comment / April 26, 2012 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Even with low rates, you can invest for income

John Zezini

Not long ago the Federal Reserve (Fed) announced that it plans to keep short-term interest rates near zero until late 2014. The Fed initially pushed rates to that level in 2008, in an effort to stimulate economic growth. Clearly, low interest rates have a wide-ranging impact — but what effect will they have on you, […]

No Comment / April 12, 2012 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Protelo business software provider opens in Palladio

Protelo President Christer Johansson and Business Development Manager Randall Ferre enjoy the colors of the sunset from their offices in Palladio. Photo by Roberta Long

Christer Johansson, president of Protelo, opened offices in Palladio in early March. Johansson came from Sweden, where he was a programmer, to work for a software company in Folsom in 1991. In 2008 he went on his own with a consulting company, Protelo, located on Blue Ravine Road. His focus was on helping companies improve […]

No Comment / April 02, 2012 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Folsom Chamber of Commerce presents annual awards

Eric Hanson, Graphics Initiative manager at Intel, wound up his year as chairman of the Folsom Chamber of Commerce board of directors and welcomed the 2012-13 leader, Robert Flautt, president of Folsom Lake Bank, at the chamber luncheon March 29 at Lake Natoma Inn. Rebecca Moirao, owner of RelyLocal.com, and Folsom’s Leading Young Professionals 2012-13 […]

No Comment / April 02, 2012 | Posted in Business | Read More »