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Archer’s Butcher Block cuts meat the old-fashioned way

Archer’s Butcher Block developed a loyal clientele before the store opened at 5425 Mother Lode Drive three years ago. Gary Grover is a custom meat cutter, a butcher of the old-fashioned type. It’s a trade that is not taught much these days, but Grover learned from his wife’s father, Max Archer, who was a third-generation […]

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Financial focus: Is your portfolio truly diversified?

Life is full of ups and downs — and the financial markets are no different. As an investor, you’re no doubt happy to see the “ups” — but the “downs” can seem like a real downer. Isn’t there any way to help smooth out the volatility in your investment portfolio? First of all, to cope […]

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Be aware of the need for disability insurance

It probably doesn’t show up on your calendar, but May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month. And you might agree that such a month is useful, when consider the following: • Three in 10 workers entering the workforce today will become disabled before retiring, according to the Social Security Administration. • At age 42, you are […]

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Financial focus: Should you take a pension buyout?

Have you recently received a pension buyout offer? If so, you need to decide if you should take the buyout, which could provide you with a potentially large lump sum, or continue accepting your regular pension payments for the rest of your life. It’s a big decision. Clearly, there’s no “one size fits all” answer […]

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Financial Focus: Help Yourself Reduce Investment Stress

You probably aren’t too worried about it, but April is Stress Awareness Month. Each year, the Health Resource Network sponsors this “month” to inform people about the dangers of stress and to share successful coping strategies. Obviously, it’s important to reduce stress in all walks of life — including your investment activities. How can you […]

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Retirement, succession plans: “Must haves” for business owners

If you own a business, you may well follow a “do it now” philosophy — which is, of course, necessary to keep things running smoothly. Still, you also need to think about tomorrow — which means you’ll want to take action on your own retirement and business succession plans. Fortunately, you’ve got some attractive options […]

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Time for Gen-Xers to put IRAs to work

If you’re a “Gen-Xer,” born between 1965 and 1980, you’ve still got many years to go until you retire. At this stage of your life, what can you do to help build resources for the retirement lifestyle you’ve envisioned? Besides having time on your side, you’ve got another key advantage in saving for retirement — […]

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